Fiction (Graphic novel)
The Hipless Boy
Released under pseudonym: Sully.
Montreal: Conundrum Press, 2009.
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Say for a second you’re just a normal person. You live in a hipster neighbourhood but you’re not a hipster. You’re hipless. This the premise behind this collection of interlinked stories done in a graphic novel format that originally found life as a weekly column in the McGill Daily. The protagonist here tries to live his life like an open heart, and a curious cat, meeting and mingling with a collection of Montreal oddballs. He finds love, loses love, learns to like cross-dressing, and finds something else. Along for the ride are his best friends Minerva and Owen. She is a semi-bisexual private-school dropout, he is an art-school fabulist who constantly conjures up new ways to court controversy. Crisp linework resonating with clean writing, the short stories collected here reveal an inter-woven community of new adults, struggling to find families of their own making.
Awards and Honours
2009 Expozine Alternative Press Awards – English comic (Finalist)
2010 Ignatz Awards (Finalist in 4 categories: Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Anthology or Collection, Outstanding Story, Promising New Talent)
2010 Doug Wright Awards – Best Emerging Talent (Finalist)