Press for Graham Roumieu's Highly Inappropriate Tales

Graham Roumieu recently collaborated with acclaimed author Douglas Coupland (Generation X) on an illustrated novel called Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People. The book, populated with characters like Donald the Incredibly Hostile Juice Box, Hans the Weird Exchange Student, Brandon the Action Figure with Issues, and Kevin the Hobo Minivan with Extremely Low Morals, is a collection of tales about suburban life turned upside down.

The book was released on October 25, 2011 and is currently available through and Random House Canada. The trailer for Highly Inappropriate Tales is also available on YouTube.

Reviews for the book have been published in The Edmonton Journal, The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and MacLeans. The following are excerpts:

“Roumieu’s dark, twisted work reminds me of Quentin Blake’s beautifully perfect illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books.” (The Edmonton Journal)

“Graham Roumieu’s illustrations are equally as inventive, loose and surprising, and the result is a charming and also unsettling reading experience. The publisher likens them to the works of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton and Hillaire Belloc, which is fitting. But I’m also reminded of Charles Addam’s famous cartoons by Roumieu’s washes of ink and the sketchiness of his lines.” (The Toronto Star)

Read more of the reviews here:

The Edmonton Journal The Toronto Star The Guardian The Globe and Mail: Tales of Twisted Miscreants The Globe and Mail: Kidlit noir The Globe and Mail: Slideshow