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Art: Michel Rabagliati
Script: Michel Rabagliati
|1. 1999 48p.||Paul à la campagne|
Paul #1: Paul In the Country
ISBN: 9781894937436 (32p.) (2003) Format: Softcover
|2. 2002 152p.||Paul a un travail d'été|
Paul #2: Paul Has a Summer Job
ISBN: 9781896597546 (160p.) (2002) Format: Softcover
Paul in the Metro (14p) (Drawn & Quarterly #20: July 2000)
Paul is outraged that he is forced to stop his high school art training. But he's been asked to put art aside because his other grades are so terribly low. Defiant, he quits school and anticipates a summer of leisure. But instead Paul follows the path of so many Quebecois teenagers: he lands a job as a counselor at one of the many summer camps in the mountains outside the city. There he finds himself guiding a motley band of kids, misfits and troublemakers, much like himself.
|3. 2004 104p.||Paul en appartement|
Paul #3: Paul Moves Out
ISBN: 9781896597874 (120p.) (2005) Format: Hardcover
9-year-old Paul enters art school in Montreal and moves out of his parents' suburban home. Developments unfold leisurely. Paul meets simpatico classmate Lucie ("A girl who reads comics!!" he marvels), with whom he gradually falls in love. He comes under the influence of a charismatic professor and copes with his realization that his mentor is gay. He shares a run-down apartment and committed relationship with Lucie, and he deals with a beloved relative's death. There is little that distinguishes Paul's experiences from those of many other middle-class, North American, white males, but Rabagliati's skillful, sympathetic treatment makes life's small moments seem big, well conveying the excitement of discovering the wider world and apprehension over impending adulthood.
|4. 2005 91p.||Paul dans le métro|
|5. 2006 200p.||Paul à la pêche|
Paul #4: Paul Goes Fishing
ISBN: 9781897299289 (208p.) (2008) Format: Softcover
Paul is settling comfortably into adult life, occasional twinges of anxiety aside. His graphic design business has taken off, his partner, Lucie, is pregnant, it's mid-July and time to leave behind the city to go fishing. Long lazy days stretch out while Paul's thoughts wander from the colorful characters at the fish-and-game camp to the lurking depths of childhood, a Holden Caulfield-esque adolescence, and the encounters that have shaped his sense of family thus far. But the golden glow soon lifts off his vacation with the realization that the lake isn't as idyllic as it would seem, and neither is pregnancy.
|6. 2009 188p.||Paul à Québec|
Paul #5: The Song of Roland
ISBN: 9781894994613 (192p.) (2012) Format: Softcover
|7. 2011 144p.||Paul au parc|
abagliati returns to the childhood story of his famous semi-autobiographical character. It's 1970 and Paul joins the Scouts and heads to camp. Away from his parents and extended family he discovers self worth in a troop of enthusiastic boys. Things take a turn, however, when the troop gets mixed up in the FLQ crisis. This is a coming of age story which takes an historical approach to both the Baden Powell scouting movement and the October Crisis, but humanizes these incidents. It is original, sincere, captivating, and a bit retro.
|7. 2013 170p.||Paul Joins the Scouts|
Paul #6: Paul Joins the Scouts
ISBN: 9781894994699 (172p.) (2013) Format: Softcover
It's 1970 and Paul joins the Scouts and heads to camp. Away from his parents and extended family he discovers self worth in a troop of enthusiastic boys. Things take a turn, however, when the troop gets mixed up in the FLQ crisis. This is a coming of age story which takes an historical approach to both the Baden Powell scouting movement and the October Crisis, but humanizes these incidents. It is original, sincere, captivating, and a bit retro.