Robert et Roland by Roberto Wilson

Victor Emmanuel Roberto Wilson was born in Haïti, and studied history, fine arts and journalism in Haïti, Caracas and Philadelphia. During his childhood in Haïti, he participated in a local comic magazine called Zobopes. He settled in Chicoutimi, Quebec, in 1952 and commenced working as a journalist, illustrator and assembler. He also worked for local radio stations and took on painting. In September 1953, he debuted in Le Régional de Chicoutimi with 'La Caverne au Trésor', an adventure comic starring Georges Tremblay. The strip ran for two years and was additionally sydicated to 15 local weeklies.

Robert et Roland, by Roberto Wilson

In 1955, Wilson launched the magazine Aventures, a sports and cultural magazine of which only one issue appeared. Wilson made his next comic story, 'Le Vainqueur du Saguenay', before beginning a collaboration with L'Action Catholique in 1956. He started out by creating 'Le Passion de Notre Seigneur Jésus', and then launched his famous series, 'Les Aventures de Robert et Roland'. This detective strip was initially written by the magazine's editor, Gosselin, and ran until 1965. After creating over 2,000 episodes with his characters, Wilson focused on his other occupations, such as journalism, radio and writing.

Robert et Roland by Roberto Wilson

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