Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 15 to 18
- Grade: 10 to 12
A whirlwind of glam rock, heartache, and self-discovery that asks 'what happens to the stories you never tell?' A queer lovestory set in the world of 1970s Canadian glam rock. Pass Me By: Electric Vice is a detour towards a deeper understanding of Ed and the memories at risk to his debilitating disease. The followup to Pass Me By: Gone Fishin'
About the authors
Kyle Simmers is a Calgary based, Canadian artist and illustrator born and raised in a special kind of Nowhere known as central Alberta. As a freelance illustrator, Kyle has worked on everything from theatrical productions and product design to editorial illustration and large-scale mural projects. Their work explores identity and relationships in the context of gender, queerness, and subjectivity.
Ryan Danny Owen is a Canadian visual artist, writer, and queer historian currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta. His work responds to questions of identity, love, loss, desire, and emotion. Acting as love letter and protest sign, he examines his body existing in the context of queer genealogy and challenges the concept of coming after.
Priase for Pass Me By: Gone Fishin':
winner Book Illustration of the Year 2020 Alberta Book Awards.
"An inverted coming of age story about understanding queer identity and what happens to the stories you never tell." Stephanie Chan, Smash Pages
"The publisher calls it "a queer, rural, Canadian, romantic tragedy." I call it delightful. It's gorgeous, clever and perfectly paced, with fully formed characters from the first panel." Mike Donachie, Toronto Star
"This could likely be one of the strongest literary works regarding queer romance ever published." Keven Skinner, Fox Force Five
'15 Canadian Comics to Watch For This Fall' CBC Books
The best Canadian comics of 2019' CBC Books
"The pages are heavy with emotion that's simmering just underneath the surface. I'm really excited to see where this goes." The Turnaround Blog, Pride Month: Graphic Novel Reading
"Truly great. A story worth telling and an honour to read. Pure, modern, Canadiana supplemented with absolutely stunning visuals. Looking forward to the series as it grows. Not a surprise CBC listed it as one of Canada's top 20 comics of 2019!"
Drake McCheyne, Amazon Reviews
"...a compelling story with a fantastic colour scheme to match." Ann Logan, CBC/I've Read This