This is the much anticipated follow-up to Belliveau's collection of zines, the great hopeful someday. This time around the book features full colour artwork and a series of texts the artist has been working on at various residencies around the world (including England's Lake District and Newfoundland's Fogo Island). The texts effortlessly blend poetry and prose in stories about the dogs of feminist icons and finding and losing love. On the flipside of the book is packaged with the narration of Margaret's Mountain, Belliveau's longest animated work to date, and a DVD of three new animations which have screened at countless festivals. This book / DVD will be the size and shape of a DVD case to appeal to both the art book audience and the indie film audience.Praise for her previous work:"The impression is of an artist's diary, nearly unexpurgated. There's something appealing about the immediacy and honesty of these pages. The drawings are evocative and charming, and an occasional self-consciousness in her writing is mitigated by self-satire.... Elisabeth Belliveau's drawings gently capture people in odd moments, unsuspecting. Her perspective is detached, cautious, and spare, seeking out meaning in the mundane. Her moments of lyrical clarity are lovely." -- Montreal Review of Books
About the author
Elisabeth Belliveau is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Nova Scotia. Her work has been screened and exhibited internationally. She completed a BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA at Concordia University in Montréal where she currently teaches. Her early zines were collected into her first book, Something to Pet the Cat About which sold out and was rereleased as the great hopeful someday to great acclaim.