Local Cartoonists

Michel Garneau (Garnotte) was born in Montréal in 1951. Following studies in geography, Garneau set his sights on the world of drawing. As illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist, he has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines, including CROC, TV Hebdo, Protégez-vous, Titanic (of which he was also editor-in-chief), Les Débrouillards, La Terre de chez nous, Nouvelles CSN and Relations. Since April 1996, he has been the cartoonist at the daily Le Devoir.

AISLIN is the name of Terry Mosher's elder daughter, and the nom de plume that he uses as the editorial page cartoonist for The Gazette in Montreal. Aislin cartoons are syndicated to publications throughout Canada and around the world.

Born in Ottawa, Mosher attended fourteen different schools in Ontario and Québec, graduating from Québec City's École des Beaux-arts in 1967. He then began working for The Montreal Star, moving over to The Gazette in 1972.

Mosher has produced forty-five books, either collections of his own works or books that he has illustrated. His latest collection, published in the fall of 2012, is entitled WAS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

The recipient of numerous awards, Terry Mosher was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and, in May of 2007, received an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University. In October of 2007, the film biography of Aislin entitled The Life And Times of Terry Mosher: Dangerous When Provoked won a Gemini as best Canadian biography documentary program.

Mosher is a member of the board of directors of The Old Brewery Mission, Montreal's largest homeless shelter.

Marc Beaudet, a.k.a. Beaudet, was born in Île-Perrot, Québec, in 1971 with a pencil in his right hand. The first victims of his caricatures were his father, friends and teachers. A graduate of Laval University with a BA in sociology (1993), he first saw his work published in the student paper, Impact Campus, in 1996.

After completing a master’s in social work, he decided to live out his passion and, in December 1996, started work as a live caricaturist at the Manoir Richelieu in Québec. In 1997, Beaudet became a freelance cartoonist with the Journal de Québec, producing works for its sports section. From 1998 to 2000, he drew caricatures live on the RDS (sports network) television show Sports 30 Mag.

Editorial cartoonist with the Journal de Montréal since 2002, Marc Beaudet won the National Newspaper Award as the top cartoonist in Canada in 2006 and 2011. His Generation Y cartoon also earned him an honourable mention at the 2009 edition of the prestigious World Press Cartoon competition in Portugal. In 2013 and 2014, he was selected as a finalist in the Just for Laughs Visual Arts International contest in Montréal. In 2014, he was awarded an honourable mention in that competition.

Beaudet has authored several books of caricatures, the comic strip Gangs de rue (2011, 2012, 2013), and the series Bien dans sa peau. He is also a member of the Cartooning for Peace organization. On April 1st, 2013, he founded Beaudetoon Studios Inc., a company dedicated to the creation and production of humoristic cartoons.

André-Philippe Côté made a name for himself through comic strips where, following his experiences with science fiction and graphic research, he produced six comic books featuring his hero, philosopher Baptiste, two avant-garde comic books — Castello (1993) and Victor et Rivière (1998 and 2001) published by Éditions Falardeau and Soulières, and two comic books with his psychologist, Dr. Smog—Psychoses et compagnie (2005) and Tous fous (2006), published by Éditions Casterman.

A long-time illustrator for Safarir humour magazine, it is truly since 1997, with his position as political cartoonist for Le Soleil, Québec City's daily newspaper, that he has been completely fulfilled. Thirteen collections of his best caricatures (De tous les Côté, Ed. La Presse) have been published to date and four major exhibits have been devoted to his work. In 2008, he also became a caricaturist for L'Actualité magazine. His caricatures are often reproduced in Le Courrier International and (U.S.). He is one of the 40 artists who illustrated Le Petit Larousse 2010.

Bado is Guy Badeaux’s last name pronounced phonetically.

Born in Montreal in 1949, he worked there for ten years before moving to Ottawa in 1981 to become the editorial page cartoonist for Le Droit.

Author of nine collections of his own work and winner of the 1991 National Newspaper Award, he serves as treasurer of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists and was the editor of Portfolio: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons for 23 years.

Born in Québec in 1958 and a geologist by training, Jacques Goldstyn worked in cartography in the Gaspé, in a gold mine in the Abitibi and in the Alberta oilfields.

Returning to his childhood passion, he illustrated a book of experiences, Le Petit Débrouillard, which was published in 1981. From then on, he abandoned his career as a geologist, opting to devote himself entirely to drawing. In addition to the Débrouillard, he contributed to Croc magazine for 10 years, where he produced the Neurone Banni comic strip along with the dark adventures of Toto le Bosniaque.

His drawings also appeared in a number of popular science magazines such as Québec science, Québec Oiseaux, Quatre-temps. His political cartoons, which he signed Boris, were inspired by the great Russian caricaturist Boris Efimov and appeared in l’Aut’journal, and the Mauricie region’s Gazette as well as in Relations and the CSN’s Webdo Info.

For the Pastèque publishing house, Jacques Goldstyn published Le Petit Tabarnak and Arbragan, tales for children from 6 to 106 years of age.

In 2000, he received the Michael-Smith Award for scientific popularization. Finally, in 2011, he was honoured with the Grand Prize of the AJIQ (Québec Association of Independent Journalism).

Roland Pier was born in France in 1936. He came to Canada in 1960, traveled intensively, and had various jobs, including construction and working in a gold mine. Arriving in Montréal in 1962, he began freelancing and was eventually hired by Le Journal de Montréal. This newspaper has since become the largest French-language daily newspaper in North America. As Pier’s cartoons also appear in a sister publication, Le Journal de Québec, he was undoubtedly the most widely read cartoonist in Québec. In 2001, after 35 years of career as an editorial cartoonist, Pier got retired.

International Cartoonists

Drawings from about thirty cartoonists, relating to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, will be exhibited.


Next rendez-vous in 2015
The Rosemère International Caricature Biennial is presented every second year. We will be back from Friday to Sunday, June 5 to 7, 2015.
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