Bigfoot

Bigfoot Review

Bigfoot presents a wry take on short-lived YouTube notoriety

Jimmy is a teenager in a crummy little town. He's got a lousy best friend, Simon; a porn habit; and an uncle whose miserable existence is the embodiment of life stalled in its tracks. He's also got a tender soul, a pure-hearted crush, and the makings of a budding artist. A horrible YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his living room becomes viral, courtesy of Simon, and makes every sweet and hopeful thing about Jimmy seem utterly pathetic. Everyone from fellow classmates to the clerk at the corner store has seen the video, and Jimmy finds himself a celebrity in his town, just for the wrong reason. Unfortunately, the YouTube antics do not stop there.

As in his debut graphic novella, Nicolas, Pascal Girard showcases a spare, deceptively simple style that is wonderfully expressive with pitch-perfect dialogue. Girard utilizes a drawn line full of tentative, exploratory, and intuitive emotion, a line as sure of the treasure it carries as is the book's quiet hero.

Title:Bigfoot
Edition Language:French

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  • Sam Quixote

    Jimmy’s rotten friend Simon uploads a video he secretly took of Jimmy dancing and it quickly goes viral - suddenly everyone knows who “Disco Jimmy” is and it’s ruining poor Jim’s life! Then ...

  • Bruce713

    I thought it was an enticing story because I wanted the main character to get the girl. The art has a unique style that is youthful and even though the weather seems bleak, the hopes of the main chara...

  • Viviane Fortin

    Cette bande-dessinée représente bien l'univers de l'adolescence, de part l'importance des relations sociales et de son image personnelle ainsi que par les premières fréquentations/relations amoure...

  • George Ilsley

    The story here was pretty good. I liked the characters. But -- I am just not clever enough to tell the characters apart, visually. Often I had no idea. They all looked the same. A confused reader is n...

  • Barnaby Haszard Morris

    Slim tale of teen angst -- but it's a long time since I read something so sympathetic and good-natured toward the erratic behaviour of youth. I just hope he doesn't end up like his uncle....

  • Michal

    Story about bullying, one way love, booze and everyday life of a teenage boy; it's cute, believable, entertaining and clever...

  • Barbara McVeigh

    Bigfoot contains a teenager’s world of sexual urges, falling in love, YouTube embarrassment, having a best friend who could be your worst enemy, and a crazy uncle who is obsessed with proving the ex...

  • Ryan

    A funny little modern romp that for some reason reminds me of Kick Ass; which is odd because as far as I can tell the only similarity is its relevance to modern society/culture and the next-gens. What...

  • Ariel Caldwell

    Great characters. Youth will relate to Jimmy's multiple predicaments - Youtube notoriety for a video he thought was private; trying to talk to girls without being an idiot; a lousy "best" friend; a mo...

  • Kate

    A slice of teen life in rural Quebec that manages to be totally modern and sweetly quaint, as well. The main character has achieved unwanted YouTube fame as Disco Jimmy after a not so great friend upl...