Michel Rabagliati

Michel Rabagliati

Rabagliati in 2010 at the Québec International Book Fair
Born 1961 (age 5455)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Paul series
Awards 2006 Doug Wright Award for Best Book

Michel Rabagliati (born 1961) is a Canadian cartoonist born and based in Montreal. He is published by Drawn and Quarterly in English, and La Pastèque in French.

Rabagliati has written and illustrated several semi-autobiographical comic books each furthering the life story of his protagonist Paul. The series includes Paul in the Country, Paul Has a Summer Job, Paul Moves Out, and Paul Goes Fishing, and The Song Of Roland. In addition, Rabagliati has published shorter stories featuring Paul including "Paul in the Metro."

In 2005, "Paul in the Metro" was reprinted along with other material as "The Adventures of Paul", one of Drawn and Quarterly's comics for Free Comic Book Day. In 2006, he won the Doug Wright Award for Best Book for Paul Moves Out.

In 2015, his book Paul à Québec was adapted into the theatrical film Paul à Québec.[1] Rabagliati and director François Bouvier cowrote the film's screenplay.

Rabagliati started drawing comics in his 40's, after working as a graphic designer for many years. He cites the art style of European comics Spirou et Fantasio, Asterix and Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin as influences upon his work.[2]


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