For immediate release:
Conundrum Press to publish Michel Rabagliati’s Paul au Parc in English as part of its BDANG imprint!
Following on the heels of the release of The Song of Roland Conundrum Press is delighted to announce that they have acquired the English rights to the latest book by Montrealer Michel Rabagliati. The book will focus on the early years of Rabagliati’s famous Paul character, who has been called “The Tintin of Quebec.” This book follows Paul in a scout troupe during the time of the FLQ crisis. It takes a historical approach to both the scouting movement and the October crisis of 1970 but humanizes these incidents for both a YA and adult audience. Original, sincere, and captivating.
The French edition, published by La Pasteque in 2011, has sold incredibly well and was critically hailed, nominated for the youth award at the Angouleme Festival 2012, and for a Friends of the Library Award in Montreal.
Translation will be by Helge Dascher. Rights negotiated between publisher Andy Brown and Michel Rabagliati. Look for a Spring 2013 release.