GUEST OF HONOR 2016
André-Philippe Côté is a multidisciplinary artist associated with the daily newspaper Le Soleil of Québec city where he’s been the editorial cartoonist for the past 20 years.
Born in 1955, André-Philippe has an impressive artistic carreer. He studied Fine Arts as he is also a painter. In his early career he was deeply involved as a comic creator. He published many books in that field, mainly Docteur Smog, Bédébulle, Castello, Victor et Rivière. He was a main contributor of Safarir, a well-known humor magazine in Québec. He was also one of the founder of the Société des Créateur(trice)s et Ami(e)s de la Bande Dessinée (Creators and Friends Comics Society) in Québec 1985.
He also published L’autre Côté (Éditions Alto), a book that shows his painting skills. Every year since 1997, he has published a book of his best editorial cartoons called De tous les… Côté. He has won numerous prizes during his career including the Prix Solaris for a science fiction comics story in 1982, the Prix Boréal for the best artistic science fiction production in 1984, the Prix Bedeis Causae in the 12th edition of Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec in 1999, and, more recently he received a mention at the 67th Canadian Journalism Contest.