Young Frances Collects Pope Hats, Now by Hartley Lin
Pope Hats was a triumph, an amazing accomplishment of gorgeously delineated art and richly developed characters. Although the main story of the intermittent comic series was set in mundanity, starring a law clerk coping with office politics and a flaky roommate, it was full of skilled observations of human nature.
Now comes the collection of this story. Although Pope Hats was credited to Ethan Rilly, turns out his real name is Hartley Lin, and that’s how this is now authored. Young Frances is due out at the end of May from AdHouse Books and can be ordered now from your local comic shop with Diamond code MAR18 1080. There are preview pages at the publisher’s website.
If you haven’t yet seen it, get aboard now for what’s likely to be one of the books of the year. I envy you experiencing it for the first time.