Suddenly Something Happened
$20.00 / trade paperback
7×9 inches / 256pp / b&w illustrations throughout
Jimmy Beaulieu is the founder of the publishing house Mécanique génèrale and the author of eight books in French. Suddenly Something Happened is his first book in English and collects the storylines from Quelques Pelures and Le Moral des Troupes (which won the 2005 Prix de l’Espoir Québécois), as well as many new pages, to form the definitive edition of this autobiographical work. Jimmy ponders the difference between living in Quebec City and Montreal with its bohemian nightlife. He starts to publish other artists, travels to comic festivals around the globe, settles down and watches the neighbourhood change. Told in richly rendered pencil lines in front of masterfully drawn backdrops portraying Quebec’s urban and rural landscapes, these are the complete non-adventures of Jimmy Beaulieu, an easygoing artist with an appreciation for the finer things in life—such as the balconies of Montreal in spring time and station wagons with fake wood paneling.