Maryse Dubuc

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Maryse Dubuc
Maryse Dubuc 2010.jpg
Born (1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 36)
Compton, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) writer
Notable works
The Bellybuttons
Awards full list

Maryse Dubuc (born 21 October 1977) is a Canadian comics writer, known particularly for The Bellybuttons which she created with her husband, artist Marc Delafontaine ("Delaf").

Early life[edit]

Maryse Dubuc was born in Compton, Quebec,[1] growing up at a dairy farm. She studied French literature at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, and communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She would later meet future husband Delaf at a local bar in Sherbrooke.[1]

Career[edit]

Dubuc started working as a colourist, working with publishers like Vents d'Ouest and Editions 400 Coups.

At the same time, she wrote novels for young readers for Bayard Presse and Pierre Tisseyre.

With Delaf, she created the comic series The Bellybuttons (French title: Les Nombrils) for Safarir, a Québécois humor magazine, and Spirou, the weekly Franco-Belgian comics magazine published by Dupuis that later picked up the comic series. So far, five albums and one integral compilation have appeared. Translated albums have appeared in Dutch (Dupuis), English (Cinebook) and Czech (Cooboo), and translations in magazines exist in Italian (in Cioè), Danish (Tempo), Greek (Katepiva) and Norwegian (Girls). By 2009, the French edition of the 3rd album of Les Nombrils sold over 220,000 copies.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

Dubuc signing a Les Nombrils album at the Salon du livre 2008 (Paris, France)
  • Pete Kevlar (one-shot album, 1999, Mille-Îles), colours by Dubuc, art by Makoello, writing by Jean-Louis Roy
  • Le guide junior pour bien élever les parents (one-shot album, 2005, Vents d'Ouest): colours by Dubuc, art by Delaf, writing by Jacky Goupil
  • Les Nombrils (6 albums, 2006–present, Dupuis): writing and colouring by Dubuc, art by Delaf

Books[edit]

  • Lexibul (4 booklets, 2002, Modulo)
  • La fille parfaite (2003, Vents d'Ouest)
  • Le Gâteau gobe-chagrin (2004; Pierre Tisseyre)
  • Ma Voisine est une vedette (2004, Vents d'Ouest)
  • Vert Avril (2005, Vents d'Ouest)
  • La deuxième vie d'Alligato, (2005, Pierre Tisseyre)
  • Le père Noël qui ne croyait plus aux enfants (2006, Bayard)
  • Aventurier intergalactique (2006, Bayard)
  • Aventurier des mers (2007, Bayard)

Awards[edit]

  • 2007: Prix Bédéis Causa - Albéric Bourgeois from the Festival de la BD francophone de Québec for Les Nombrils 1: Pour qui tu te prends ?[3]
  • 2007: Livres préférés des jeunes, Communication-Jeunesse, Réseau CJ for Les Nombrils 1[4]
  • 2008: Livres préférés des jeunes, Communication-Jeunesse, Réseau CJ for Les Nombrils 2: Sale temps pour les moches[4]
  • 2008: Nominated for the Joe Shuster Awards for Outstanding Writer and Outstanding Colorist for Les Nombrils 2
  • 2009: Prix Bédéis Causa - Albéric Bourgeois from the Festival de la BD francophone de Québec for Les Nombrils 3: Les liens de l'amitié[5]
  • 2009: Nominated for the Joe Shuster Awards for Outstanding Writer and Outstanding Colourist for Les Nombrils 3
  • 2010: Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for Les Nombrils 4: Duel de belles. Also nominated for best cover and best colouring.[6][7]
  • 2010: Livres préférés des jeunes, Communication-Jeunesse, Réseau CJ for Les Nombrils 3[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b La Presse: "Les Nombrils du Monde", November 9, 2013. (French)
  2. ^ Ratier, Gilles. "Bilan 2009". ACBD. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Les lauréats des Bédéis Causa 2007" (in French). Festival de la BD francophone de Québec. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Palmarès Communication-Jeunesse des livres préférés des jeunes" (in French). Communications-Jeunesse. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Les lauréats des Bédéis Causa 2009" (in French). Festival de la BD francophone de Québec. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Martin, Laura (8 June 2010). "Un prix canadien pour Maryse Dubuc". La Tribune (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "2010 Outstanding Writer – Maryse Dubuc". Joe Shuster Award. June 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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