Pope Hats #2 follows the rise of young law clerk Frances Scarland. Frances must survive an unwanted promotion at one of Toronto’s major Bay Street firms, while tending to the regular wake of destruction left behind by her best friend. This eagerly anticipated issue follows what Seth described as “the most impressive debut comic I’ve seen in years” with a surreal exploration of growth and failure in downtown Toronto. Also included is a short story about a long distance relationship.
“Rilly’s slice of life story about a young woman who works at a law firm is a model of subtlety and restraint, but he also knows when to tap comics’ more cartoonish well for comedic effect. It’s also one of the more handsome and well-designed comics I’ve ever seen, one that could easily stand with any of the dense, classic alt-comics of the 80s and early 90s.” –Rob Clough, who selects Pope Hats #2 as one of his top 15 comic books of 2011 on his High-Low blog.
40 page full color comic book
AdHouse Books, 2011.