$25.00 / trade paperback with DVD / 7.75″ x 5.5″
144 pp / 80 colour illustrations throughout
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. The book is packaged with a DVD of her new animation Margaret’s Mountain, Belliveau’s longest animated work to date. This book / DVD is the size and shape of a DVD case to appeal to both the art book audience and the indie film audience.
Praise for the great hopeful someday:
“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