Raymond Parent grew up with the comics magazines Tintin, Pilote and MAD, and after his studies in Plastic Arts, he began working as a self-taught comics artist. During his prolific career, his work has appeared various magazines, reviews and newspapers, and his characters vary from fish to vegetables and even dentures. He made his debut in the Montréal magazine La Patrie in 1978. That same year, he cooperated on the collective album 'Quebec-Humour', printed by Éditions Héritage under the guidance of Henri Desclez. He continued to cooperate with Desclez, and also Toufik, in the magazine Le Petit Rire Illustré. For this magazine, he drew among others 'La Sainte Vie de Claude Ryan' and the series 'Télévrac', as well as caricatures. In 1980, Parent contributed to all the issues of the shortlived juvenile magazine Mic Mac, creating the series 'Églantine et Magané', 'Capharnaüm' and 'Les Cyclones'. He was part of the original team of the magazine Cocktail with Jules Prud'homme, Luis Neves and Caroline Merola. From the first issue, in 1981, he created the vegetable gag strip 'Le Potager de Léon'.
Throughout the 1980s, Parent drew comics, caricatures and illustrations for a great many publications, such as Rénovation-Bricolage (1982), La Puce à l'Oreille (1982-1984), Opinion (1983), Quipo (1982-1984), Prestige-Beauté (1982-1984), Hi-Fi Son (1985), Maison d'Ici (1985), Vélo-Québec (1986-1988) and the daily Le Soleil (1985). He contributed to Jacques Hurtubise's magazine Titanic, for which he created 'Le Domaine Goul'. He was also a frequent contributor to Croc magazine, creating illustrations and the series 'Les Ravibreur' with texts by Yves Taschereau. In 1989, Parent joined Gargouille Magazine, where he took on the fish series 'Histoire d'Eau', as well as short stories under the title 'Culbute'. During the 1990s, he also drew for TV Hebdo (1989-1991), 7 Jours (1989-1992), Esthétique (1990-1992), Sentier (1990-1992), Protégez-vous (1990-1994), PME (1992) Électricité-Québec (1996-1997), Québec-Oiseaux (1998-1999) and La Presse (1989-1991). He also began working in advertising and animation during this period, cooperating on among others on the backgrounds of the TV adaptation of 'Spirou et Fantasio'.
The publishing house Mille-îles published collections of his work from Gargouille, as well as his series about the duck 'Bi Bop' (from 1996). The latter series was also published in Junior and Les Débrouillards.