The school year is almost over, which means summer is right around the corner. Michelle wants to get a job at a day camp so she can hang out with some guy she has a crush on, Matthew is spending more and more time with Mary and Emily just wants Anthony to leave her alone. But before they can lounge around the pool and eat watermelon all day, our heroes still have to deal with the pressing matter of those pesky final exams - which stand in the way of absolute freedom. Volume 2 of the Almost Summer saga brings back all the characters from the previous book for another slice of authentic teenage everyday life, showcasing author Sophie Bédard's unique narrative style and remarkable talent for character development.
About the authors
Sophie Bédard completed studies in graphic design before launching her breakthrough webcomic Almost Summer at just 19 years old. She then went on to earn a BA in sexology prior to starting Lonely Boys, winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2021. She lives in Montreal with her cat Jacques and hopes that obtaining a degree will not become a prerequisite for every new book she writes. She often posts comics and illustrations on her tumblr page: jairiencompris.tumblr.com
Helge Dascher has for 25 years translated texts with a dynamic relationship to images. A background in art history and literature has grounded her translation of over sixty graphic novels, many by artists who have broadened the medium's storytelling range. Her translations included acclaimed titles such as Julie Delporte's This Woman's Work (co-translated with Aleshia Jensen, Drawn and Quarterly, 2019), Sophie Bédard's Lonely Boys (co-translated with Robin Lang, Pow Pow Press, 2020) and Michel Rabagliati's "Paul" books (Drawn and Quarterly, Conundrum). She also translates exhibitions, digital stories, and films, most recently Theodor Ushev's The Physics of Sorrow (with Karen Houle, NFB, 2019). A Montrealer, she works from French and German to English.
- Nominated, Bédélys Award - Best Book- Québec