With his six books, Michel Rabagliati is an essential figure in the comics scene of Quebec.
Michel Rabagliati was born in 1961 in Montreal, where he grew up in the Rosemont neighbourhood. Having developed an interest in typography, he studied graphic design and in 1988 moved into freelance illustration. Since 1998, his graphic novels have revolutionized the comic-book art form in Quebec. In 1999, at 36, Rabagliati had his first comic book published by the Montreal publisher Les Éditions de la Pastèque. This was translated the following year as Paul in the Country and published by D+Q, earning him a Harvey Award for Best New Talent. D+Q also published the English translation of Paul Has A Summer Job, Paul Moves Out, and Paul Goes Fishing.
Conundrum Press then published The Song of Roland in 2012, Paul Joins the Scouts in 2014, as well as the TCAF 2016 English-language debut of Paul Up North.
In April 2005, he was awarded the Grand Prix de la ville de Québec, care of the Festival de BD de Québec, and was selected as a Personality of the Week by the daily newspaper La Presse. In 2007, Rabagliati’s body of work to date earned a Special Mention from the Prix des libraires du Québec. In 2015, The Song of Roland was made into a feature film under it’s original title, Paul à Québec.
Michel Rabagliati lives in Montreal with his partner and daughter.