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Bigfoot presents a wry take on short-lived YouTube notoriety

Jimmy is a teenager in a crummy little town. He's got a lousy best friend, Simon; a porn habit; and an uncle whose miserable existence is the embodiment of life stalled in its tracks. He's also got a tender soul, a pure-hearted crush, and the makings of a budding artist. A horrible YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his living room becomes viral, courtesy of Simon, and makes every sweet and hopeful thing about Jimmy seem utterly pathetic. Everyone from fellow classmates to the clerk at the corner store has seen the video, and Jimmy finds himself a celebrity in his town, just for the wrong reason. Unfortunately, the YouTube antics do not stop there.

As in his debut graphic novella, Nicolas , Pascal Girard showcases a spare, deceptively simple style that is wonderfully expressive with pitch-perfect dialogue. Girard utilizes a drawn line full of tentative, exploratory, and intuitive emotion, a line as sure of the treasure it carries as is the book's quiet hero.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Giroux ; Vancouver, BC : Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781770460294
Branch Call Number: FIC Girar
Characteristics: 48 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dascher, Helge 1965-
Alternative Title: Jimmy et le Bigfoot. English


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Sep 02, 2014

Simple but good colour illustrations, juvenile story may appeal to adolescents.

Nineshadesofnifty Aug 26, 2011

Excellent art and okay story. About a boy who is figuring life out. He falls for the wrong girl as well as the right one and learns that sometimes friendship can be not so friendly on your feels.

debwalker Jun 05, 2011

"YouTube has the ability to bring fame to average Joes, but in Pascal Girard's third graphic novel, that's not necessarily a good thing. Bigfoot is the story of a teenaged boy named Jimmy, whose problems are fairly typical for his age: he lives in a boring small town, his friendship with the selfish Simon is one of convenience, and he has a huge, unrequited crush on a girl who probably thinks of him as just a friend.

But when a YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his living room goes viral, his problems become much more interesting.
...... It's this seemingly effortless combination of humour and drama that makes the book's emotional punch truly resonate."
Suzanne Gardner
Quill & Quire

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Oct 08, 2013

wesley4444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

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