Yolande Canale was the artist of the pirate comic 'Roch Rafale', that appeared in Spirou in 1963. She only drew the first episode, due to problems with the publisher. A second story was published in 1964, which was illustrated by Metayer. The series was scripted by J. J. Marine, who also wrote 'Capitaine Morgan' and 'Cyril Sinclair' for Gérald Forton, who was Canale's husband at the time. Canale was mainly a background painter for animation, and she worked with Paul Grimault. Later on, in the 1970s, she worked for Claude François magazine.