Comic Hook, Line and Thinker

Comic Hook, Line and Thinker
Acclaimed Quebecois cartoonist Michel Rabagliati returns with his fourth graphic novel about the life of Paul, a thoughtful, tentative man-child facing adult responsibilities in the latest, Paul Goes Fishing (Drawn and Quarterly). On a camping trip with friends, Paul faces the imminent birth of his first child while Rabagliati loads the seemingly straightforward narrative with subtle touches of Quebec culture, referencing politics, history and the province’s cartooning legacy. It’s a tender, thoughtful entry to this award-winning series, one that rewards a deliberate reading pace appropriate for just such a wilderness adventure.