Timothée, by Arthur LeMay

Arthur LeMay was the artist of a new incarnation of 'Timothée', the classic Quebecois comics character drawn by Albéric Bourgeois and Théophile Busnel. LeMay's more burlesque rendition of the character premiered in La Patrie on 16 October 1920. LeMay continued the series until June 1925, when he passed it on to Maurice Gagnon.

It is possible that LeMay is the same artists that drew for Le Monde Illustré around 1900. This artist was one of the first French Canadian artists to produce a comic strip. At the turn of the century, artists occasionaly used sequential art in their caricatural and satirical comments on society. LeMay's 'Pas le Temps!' appeared in Le Monde Illustré on 21 April 1900. It was a short moral story in 9 panels, about the consequences of someone who neglects his faith.

Pas Le Temps!
Pas Le Temps!, signed by LeMay or LeMoy.
Is this the same artist??

Last updated: 2006-12-18

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