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Bigfoot

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  328 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
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 i
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Drawn and Quarterly (first published May 21st 2010)
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Sam Quixote
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
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 his uncle shoots some footage of what he insists is Bigfoot and the media swoops in to focus on the family - as if the teasing at high school wasn’t bad enough, poor Jimmy’s gotten yet more unwanted attention!

Bigfoot is Pascal Girard’s second book back when he was still focused on fiction, so it’s understand
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Bruce713
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 character seem bright. I could relate to it because being teased and bullied is universal.
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 amoureuses. Avec une simplicité et une touche d'humour, l'auteur sait bien nous garder accrochés jusqu'à la fin !
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 not a happy reader. If only I was more clever. I know, that's a big ask.
Barbara McVeigh
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 existence of Bigfoot.

Jimmy is the likeable, sensitive hero of this graphic novella who never seems to be quite in control of his fate. Jimmy’s attempts at forming complex relationships is what grabbed me and the realistic dialogue kept me reading.

There is a marvellous sense of setting: Everyone knows Ji
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Ryan
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 I am hung up on is the location of this book in my library...tucked between the graphic interpretation of Twilight and Bone in the children's section. I felt that perhaps this would be better situation in the YA next to Its a Good Life if you Don't Weaken and Mause, so readers can take Geist's advi ...more
Ariel Caldwell
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
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 mom who's not really around; and an uncle who thinks he's seen Bigfoot. Uncle pushes Jimmy to post the Bigfoot video online, it goes viral, and the whole family is ridiculed. Betrayal from all sides ensues.

Worth reading. I would particularly recommend this to young guys who stand awkwardly, talk just
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Kate
Feb 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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 uploads a video of him dancing. This makes the ordinary pains of adolescence in a small town even more acute as he tries to win the affections of a female classmate. And then his uncle decides he wants to share his footage of Bigfoot on the Internet, too. Despite the perils of navigating teen drama in ...more
Christiane
Aug 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, teens
Well-done coming-of-age story. Jimmy has to deal with the typical trials of adolescence, made worse by a hideously embarrassing YouTube video that has made him "famous" in his small town. This book would make a great movie. My only problem---it is not about Bigfoot! (Bigfoot barely makes a cameo appearance...I was completely disappointed...) It’s in our adult graphic novel collection (perhaps due to porn viewing and some sex scenes) but I think it will really resonate with older teens.
Emilia P
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Why do I love you so Pascal Girard? Perhaps it is because you are so good at capturing what it is like to be a loser without making it overdramatic or trying to make the reader feel sorry for your losers. Perhaps you remind me of what a loser I am myself. I enjoyed this small story of high school humilation that didn't offer any great resolution and didn't quite go anywhere, but left the characters a little wiser and kinder than they started out. Maybe? More please.
David Schaafsma
Jun 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: gn-ya
I liked it! Growing Up boy story with a weird and funny video of "Bigfoot" and a disco dancing video featured as the humiliations Our Hero must face… along with girls. Reunion, a latter work, is much better. His story about the book thief girlfriend is better. But this is Girard and worth reading if you like his stuff, of course.
Rachel  ((♥))
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Another Girard book down! I flew through this graphic novel! It was interesting, but at times the plot line was juvenile. If you are a fan of his work and want to read everything he has published this is the book for you.
Joseph Young
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Moderately interesting story about a kid unintentionally becoming famous on the internet, a unrequited one way crush, and his dealing with people who seem unsympathetic at best. I appreciate the realism where the story doesn't work out perfectly in the end, but works out well enough.
John Jumpa
Dec 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
Jimmy a teenager who is trying to make his life back to the way it was, because his best friend UPLOAD a youtube video him dancing. Jimmy want his crush to notice him, so he diced to bring his best friend and his crush into the woods. Will Jimmy ever find out about Bigfoot? Find out!
Sinai C.
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
It was interesting and I love the drawing style, but...I was just unsatisfied with the ending. Alot. If it had been longer, could have been a little more fulfilling. Love the LAST panel though--such a cute little face X)
Natalie
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was happy to get a glimpse of small town Quebec, having (almost) never strayed from the Montreal area since I moved here a few years ago. However, neither the story, characters, nor illustrations of Bigfoot were my cup of tea.
Joey Alison Sayers
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
That's more like it, Pascal! I was hesitant to read more of your comics after your memoir, Reunion, but it would seem that I enjoy your fiction considerably more. The characters were funny and believable; the story heartbreaking and real. And I still love your art.
Chris
Aug 18, 2011 rated it liked it
For as short as it is, Mr. Girard tells a pertinent and empathetic tale. Simple as it appears, I like his art, and his story-telling feels true to today and provides an honest take on a coming of age story. Some of the paneling/pacing felt a bit off, but overall, this was worth the read.
Jeimy
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I like this brief graphic novel about a boy and his uncle dealing with unwanted internet celebrity.
Sierra
Aug 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Meh, didn't keep my interest and not my style of art.
Bria
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
God, I'm so glad I'm not a teenager anymore.
Melanie
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute graphic novel! Loved the illustrations, and the story was good too. I think I may have enjoyed it more in the original French, but so be it!
Christina
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Charming, but too short to carry much weight.
Mathieu Fortin
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La BD, c'est malheureusement pas mon truc, surtout quand c'est écrit si petit. J'ai bien aimé le style et la narration.
Jeffrey
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Charming!
G-E
Roman graphique intéressant pour les adolescents et les jeunes adultes. Très bien illustré, il aborde avec humour des thèmes comme les réseaux sociaux, l’école, la popularité et l’amitié et l’amour.
Emily
Sweet funny high school story about YouTube videos and teenage relationships. Oh yeah, and Bigfoot.
Richard
May 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love Girard's drawing style.
Ian Hrabe
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story falls apart a little at the end but it's still a nice little bildungsroman.
Dominic Fortin-Charland
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rafraichissant ! Un bon clin d'oeil à l'adolescence, j'en suis devenu nostalgique ! :)
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Pascal Girard est né à Jonquière en 1981. Dès sa première journée sur les bancs d’école, il remplit de dessins les marges de ses cahiers et agendas. Comme il n’a jamais pu se débarasser de cette bonne habitude, il a naturellement décidé d’en faire son métier. En 2004, il termine un baccalauréat interdisciplinaire en arts à l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

Depuis, il a déménagé à Québec où il mè
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