Robert Rivard studied finger painting for two years. He founded the SF magazine Empire in the 1980s, and drew his first comics. He then went to study animation at the Sheridan College in Nontario. In early 1988, he went to Ireland with his friend Michel Gagné to work on Don Bluth's film 'All Dogs Go To Heaven'. Upon his return in Canada, he began to work on his first big comics project, a 25 page story for the Belgian magazine Tintin, which remained unpublished. He then sent his work to the publisher Glénat, who was interested. Together with writer Pierre Dubios, he began created the series 'Pixies' for this publisher. The series was cancelled after three albums however, because the publisher stopped their juvenile collection. Rivard returned to animation and cooperated among others on the television series 'Bob Morane'. He contributed a comic to the magazine Exil in 1998, and joined Tube Images, a 3D animation studios.