Here's the first English language edition (translation by Kerryann Cochrane) of any work by the esteemed Francophone Canadian comics creator, Jimmy Beualieu. Founder of the publishing house, Mecanique Générale and the author of eight books in French, Beaulieu was long overdue for being introduced to Anglophone readers. The work contained in this meaty 252 page volume originally appeared in French in 2004 and 2005 and was awarded the 2005 Prix de l'Esoir Québécois. Rendered in pencils occasionally bolstered by ink washes, Suddenly Something Happened chronicles the life and loves of its laid-back artist-protagonist set against the backdrop of Quebec, both urban and rural. There's a bit of Dupuy and Berberian here, a touch of Posy Simmonds, and fans of Alex Robinson might find what they're looking for in these pages. Beaulieu is a natural and fluid visual storyteller and this is a book to be savored.