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Sophie-Anne Bélisle does not draw if her pencil does not have a hard-on. What tickles her imagination is the moments of ambiguity found in raw ordinary life or in total absurdity, and sometimes in a good mix of the two. Originally from Canada, she lives and works in the United States where she keeps being surprised.



  1. VickiNikolaidis ( Likes: 180 ) says:

    HEY LADIES! Smile tells Our story about the creepy, every day “water torture” -like events we all have. Vote SMILE, a vote for women everywhere!

  2. Christina Brown ( Likes: 1414 ) says:

    Just wanted to come over here and say hi and trolls suck and do your best to ignore them. Your work is awesome. You’re awesome. Fuck the haters. <3

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Thanks Christina, this means a lot to me and you and your work are amazing too! I gonna take a break of all this…

  3. Christina Brown ( Likes: 1414 ) says:

    I’m OBSESSED with this. Your scenes are so vivid and physical but they also raise so many questions and conversations/issues that happen outside of but also somehow within the dialogue. And the concept of your title reminds me of Olivia Gatwood’s Ode to My Bitch Face. Also the nuance. I’m shook.

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      “Bitch face is safe home” This is so good!
      I am so glad you mentioned her, she is now my new WCT ( Women Crush Thursday… if it’s a thing?).
      Thanks for the feedback Christina.

    2. Christina Brown ( Likes: 1414 ) says:

      She’s awesome! Her chapbook New American Best Friend is a MUST read 🙂 and yes I believe we can crush on women every day lol

  4. Jacilyn ( Likes: 4 ) says:

    Your comics make me feel like I am talking with you again in real life. The way you write is the way you talk and the way you draw is so similarly expressive to your personal character. Great story, unfortunate… but relatable and honest. You go girl.

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      JACIIIIIIII! I would write a thousand story if it means we could take to each other in person even for just 5 minutes.

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Thanks Jon! I love your story and if I don’t make it to the next round (unfortunately, this won’t happen) I will vote for you!

  5. SimonP ( Likes: 19 ) says:

    I don’t quite know how to judge this one (still working through the others but I had to get my thoughts out here). The artistry is undeniably great. Very odd and unique and definitely fits with the subject matter nicely. This is, however, a writing competition and when judging the writing I can’t find much to like. It is choppy and difficult to follow and there is no plot to speak of. Especially when placed against ‘Whatever’s Next’, a beautifully written and character-driven piece of writing, it is almost impossible to compare between and thus vote for either. This, I suppose, has more to do with whomever selected the pieces to compete in the first place, but in terms of writing there should be no contest between the two. I think this is a worth-while discussion to open up, which is the main reason I am writing here. I would love other people’s opinions on the matter!

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Dang! I knew I shouldn’t have used google translate…

      On a more serious note here, I have to agree with you regarding the strange competition between ‘Whatever’s Next’ and ‘Smile’. It is an uncomfortable position to be the only one representing comics. However, the way I understand it, the Deathmatch is a short STORY competition so it seems to me that both the drawings and the words should be taken into consideration when judging the piece as they are both an integral part of the STORY telling.

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    2. SimonP ( Likes: 19 ) says:

      I totally get that but I just don’t get a real story out of this piece either. I read graphic novels every now and then, I’m no expert but I have been very impressed by much of the beautiful writing and poignant dialogue in many of them. And many that have no writing at all and are still beautiful stories. If you ask me to judge the story, I still have to find it lacking. There is no arc or direction and no characters or development. Again, great artwork in isolation but nothing drives the reader forward. Women dealing with these issues of casual misogyny is a very important subject to keep in circulation and I just think this piece could have done more with that narrative.

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Wouldn’t say crazy… perhaps challenging on a deep spiritual, physical and psychological level?

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      I thought it was a lost cause because of the medium when I applied… And here I am in round 2!

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      “I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go.” – Tom Brady
      He stole it from me!

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Continue to vote for me and I might include some “deal de pourde” in the book! I actually received some cocaine as tip once when I was working at that corner store. WHAT A WONDERFUL WOOOORLD!

  6. Sean Wheaton ( Likes: 1184 ) says:

    Looks like a major pain to deal with all of that from day-to-day. Reminds me of the film Clerks in its framing, its aesthetic and its overall point. …but with more harassment.

    1. Sophie-anneBelisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      I’ve got to watch that film! Surprisingly enough, that job was not too bad for the most part. It was quite entertaining, I remember one time, some guy tried to do a hold-up but he was holding a bread instead of a gun. Strong stuff in that neighborhood…

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Ahah! yes strange is appropriate here. Glad we are also graced with many wonderful dudes.

  7. Mike McGraw ( Likes: 84 ) says:

    Really cool stuff, Sophie-Anne. Had me smiling and also feeling bad for some of your adventures at the same time. Your sketching style is super-expressive! I want to keep following the story…..

    1. Sophie-Anne Belisle ( Likes: 1076 ) says:

      Thanks Mike, I am glad it made you “Smile”! If you want to follow more of my adventures you can find me on instagram @sophieanneillustration .

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