November 29, 1876|
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||November 17, 1962(aged 85)|
Personal history and career
Albéric Bourgeois was born November 29, 1876. He studied fine arts in Montréal until 1899, and continued in Boston, where he then landed a job at the Boston Post where he was producing The Education of Annie in 1902. He started at the newspaper La Patrie when he returned to Montréal in 1903. He did political cartoons, as well as the comic strip Les Aventures de Timothée, which may have been the first continuing Québécois comic strip.
Later, he spent 25 years as cartoonist for La Presse, where he created a number of series, including Les Aventures de Toinon from 1905 to 1908, and Les Fables du Parc Lafontaine from 1906 to 1908. In February 1905, he took over Le Père Ladébauche from Joseph Charlebois. This was the most famous comic strip in Québec at the time, and he continued with it until his 1957 retirement, also adapting Ladébauche for the theatre. He also created the humorous radio play, Joson Josette.
- "Albéric Bourgeois (Marius)". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "First Ever Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning Handed Out In Toronto". Designtaxi. 2005-06-06. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
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