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Hello, Me Pretty is the English edition of Té malade, toi! (Les 400 coups), which received an honourable mention “for exceptional work” from the Bédélys jury of the Quebec Library Association in 2004. Hello, Me Pretty is in the tradition of David B’s bestselling graphic novel Epileptic or Jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y.
“This humorous, touching and downright inspirational book recounts the real life story of Gamache’s little sister Josée. Born mentally disabled in 1964, we follow Josée through the decades: visiting Expo 67; being hit by a couple of cars; making herself beautiful in front of the mirror. The prejudices and negativity she encounters are recorded, along with her happy, sometimes difficult and always innocent approach to life.” — Montreal Gazette
“This is a perfect example of the strengths of the graphic novel medium…. Young readers will come away from Hello, Me Pretty with an unforced message of tolerance and the value of difference; all readers will come away charmed and moved.” — MRB
This is the first of many graphic novels from underground Québécois artists. Conundrum press is committed to translating the work of these established artists and exposing it to a wider North American audience.
Also by Line Gamache: Poof!