Words From the Jury | Bédélys Independent Anglophone

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Words From the Jury | Bédélys Independent Anglophone

Created in 2020, the Bédélys Independent Anglophone award honors the best self-published Anglophone comic book in Quebec.

The jury that awards this prize is made of comic arts industry professionals. Read here what they had to say about the 4 selected finalists.

Frog and Toad Are Queer

By Nina Drew

A loving homage to beloved illustrator Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad are Queer uses Lobel’s queerness as a springboard to imagine a world in which his characters, lushly painted, embrace the iconography of queer culture with beautiful, unabashed joy.

Hi, Stranger

By Anouk

In a few spare pages and without the need for dialogue, Hi, Stranger tells the story of an erotic interlude between two new acquaintances. After a chance encounter on the metro, this richly detailed and expertly paced comic follows the couple from first glance to surprisingly charming completion. For adult readers only.

Kalipso Part 01

By Marie Blanchet

A first chapter that sets the scene for a world that promises to be vast and enthralling, Kalipso Part 01 sees two enemies get swept up in a high-fantasy space adventure story full of compelling characters and big potential.

OKOK Comics Volume 1

By Colin L. Racicot

Riffing on an enjoyably old-school comic strip mode, OKOK Comics Volume 1 delights in its absurdist humour. Unselfconsciously bold from within its four-panel borders, there is a rawness to these jokes that are totally unafraid to be silly.


Find the texts of the other 22th Bédélys Awards (in French):


Calendar

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  • 11:00[FR] Initiation gratuite au dessin manga numérique (8@15)
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
  • 19:00[FR] Congrès Boréal – Virée en horreur québécoise : Un fantôme, un zombi et un vampire entrent dans un bar!…
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  • 10:00[FR] Rencontre avec Jean-Sébastien Bérubé
  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
  • 14:00[FR] Quiz manga
  • 14:00[FR] Congrès Boréal – Explorer les corps, pour penser le futur
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  • 18:00[FR] Initiation gratuite au dessin manga numérique
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 18:00[FR] Atelier de création de BD
  • 19:00[FR] Club de lecture FBDM // Finalistes Bédélys Québec
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  • 19:00Librairie D+Q presents Lee Lai launching Stone Fruit
  • 19:00Comic Night In Canada / La soirée de la BD
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  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
  • 13:00[FR] Session de dessin manga
  • 14:00[FR] Bingo Pokémon
  • 17:00Darryl Cunningham discusses his book, “Billionaires” with Sarah Glidden
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  • 10:00[FR] Session de dessin manga numérique
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
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  • 20:00Graphic Novel Book Club : Shadow Life
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  • 19:00In Conversation: Aminder Dhaliwal & Cory Doctorow
  • 19:00[FR] Les Rendez-vous de la BD | Le 3e âge dans le 9e Art Facebook Live
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  • 19:00Comic Night In Canada / La soirée de la BD
  • 19:45Dining at the Dairy Restaurant: A Discussion with Illustrator Ben Katchor Online Event
  • 20:00Alison Bechdel launching The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Current Date
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  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
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  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
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  • 13:00At Home with Joe Ollmann
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  • 19:00[FR] Lancement | LA CONQUÊTE DU COSMOS d’Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau et Francis Desharnais
  • 19:00[FR] Histoire de la bande-dessinée québécoise
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  • 19:00Comic Night In Canada / La soirée de la BD
  • 20:00Joe Ollmann’s FICTIONAL FATHER launch w/ SETH!
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  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
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  • 12:00[FR] Le Pop-Up des Cools
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  • 16:00[FR] Série BAnQ est Wiki : La bande dessinée québécoise
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  • 19:00Comic Night In Canada / La soirée de la BD
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  • 10:00[FR] Initiation au dessin manga – CHIBI
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 11:00[FR] Initiation au dessin manga – CHATONS
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 13:30[FR] Dessin manga en direct avec DEZ
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
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  • 10:00[FR] Club de dessin manga – FBDM
    Otaku Manga Lounge
    3623 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
  • 14:00[FR] Dessine ton chibi
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