Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pope Hats #1

by Ethan Rilly

This is a really good comic. Pope Hats (no idea why it's called that) is about a couple of girls who live in Toronto.

Vickie is having a hard time getting over her boyfriend, has no money, and likes drinking. Frances is more complex - she's a low-paid law clerk who is being haunted by an inept and oddly-shaped ghost, and can tell a good story.

Not a whole lot happens in this first issue beyond setting up the characters and establishing the feel of the book, but it carries a vibe that places it somewhere between Local and Scott Pilgrim for me (the last because some of it takes place at Sneaky Dee's).

I have no idea what the production schedule for a book like this is, but I'll be keeping an eye out for it. I have seen this issue at both The Beguiling and at Labyrinth, if you live in Toronto and are interested in supporting a local artist.

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