07.May.2004 Canvas by Alex Fellows
A young fresh faced lad Alex Fellows started showing up at the monthly jams here in Montreal a few years back and impressing us all with his fine doodling and scatological loonyness [he did the drawing of the guy riding the giant pill on the MMCJ banner].
On a number of occasions he would tell us he was working on a graphic novel for Fantagraphics, to which we laughed and told him to get back to work, promptly whipping senseless. Well, here we are with egg on our faces. It turns out the boy way telling the truth all along! Hey, he even has a web site now! There, for a small sum, you can have one of your own ideas turned into a cartoon strip by Mr Fellows. So check it out, you’ll be amused and maybe even slightly offended. Who could ask for anything more?
Here’s the blurb from the Fantagraphics site for Canvas
During a camping trip one weekend, Canvas, a fourteen-year old girl born to a pig and a frog, suffers the attraction of two young guys, goes on a shocking double date, and gets drunk for the first time. Her parents, despite their odd appearance, have a very typical fear of their daughter’s new experiences. Hot, upstart cartoonist Alex Fellows (and Xeric Grant winner to boot) compels the reader with this teenage girl’s decisions based on the only quality she’s had time to develop: curiosity.