Ladébauche, by Joseph Charlebois

Joseph Charlebois was one of the first Quebecois comics artist, together with Raoul Barré, Théophile Busnel and Albéric Bourgeois. He created a series of comic strips of 'Père Ladébauche' for the comics section of the Montréal daily La Presse from April 1904. The character was created by journalist and caricaturist Hector Berthelot in 1878, who used 'Père Ladébauche' as a pen name for his satirical articles. Charlebois produced 43 episodes of the comic version of 'Père Ladébauche' before handing it over to Albéric Bourgeois. Charlebois was also a contributor to newspaper Le Taon. His work has been collected in books like 'Nos p'tites Filles en Caricatures' (1903), 'Le Prince de Galles aux Fêtes du 3e Centenaire de la Fondation de Québec' (1908), 'Monsieur Gouin Voyage and Montréal Juif : Dessins Gais' (1913).

Last updated: 2009-10-16

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