Croc (magazine)

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A pile of issues of Croc
Editor in Chief Pierre Huet
Categories Comics, Humour
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Éditions Ludcom
Founder Jacques Hurtubise
First issue October 1979
Final issue April 1995
Country Canada
Based in Montreal
Language French
ISSN 0226-6083

Croc was a French-language humour magazine published monthly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1979 until 1995.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Croc ("Fang" in French)[2] was begun in October 1979 by Jacques Hurtubise, Hélène Fleury, and Roch Côté, with the help of an $80,000 grant from the ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec ("Québec Ministry of Cultural Affairs"[3]).[4] It printed the work of many leading cartoonists of the era, many of whom were able to launch their careers through the magazine's help,[5] including animator Claude Cloutier.[6]

Croc begat another magazine, Titanic, dedicated entirely to comics.[4] Croc's publishers briefly distributed a localised edition of MAD magazine from 1991-1992, which adapted and translated existing "MAD" back articles by replacing New York City references to Montréal contexts.

For a number of reasons, Croc ceased publication in April 1995[1] after 189 issues.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Isabella Maher (January 10, 2015). "Former staff of defunct Que. humour magazine talk Charlie Hebdo". Toronto Sun. Montreal. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Spalding, Eric (1995). Lorimer, Rowland, ed. "La bande dessinée au Québec". Canadian Journal of Communication. 20 (4). ISSN 1499-6642. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Potvin, Gilles. "Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Viau, Michel (June 24, 2002). "Breaking into the Quebec Market". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b William Swift. "French Comic Strips". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Frame x Frame: Meet Filmmaker Claude Cloutier (interview)". Blog. National Film Board of Canada. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mira Falardeau, La bande dessinée au Québec, éditions du Boréal, 1994 (in French)
  • Bernard Dubois, Bande dessinée québécoise : répertoire bibliographique à suivre, éditions D.B.K., 1996 (in French)
  • Michel Viau, BDQ, Répertoire des publications de bandes dessinées au Québec des origines à nos jours, éditions Mille-Îles, 1999 (in French)
  • Mira Falardeau, Histoire de la bande dessinée au Québec, VLB éditeur, 2008 (in French)