About Jean-Paul Eid

Jean-Paul Eid



Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Teen, Adult

Working in the field of comics since 1985, Jean-Paul Eid collaborates with the legendary magazine Croc for 10 years where he makes himself known through The Adventures of Jérôme Bigras, a surrealist suburban flanked by Rex, his faithful lawnmower. Pages to read by transparency, interactive scenarios, mirror pages... A work that will be the subject of an anthology with an evocative title, Lawnmowers and Men. Bigras reappears in an ultimate adventure, Le fond du trou (Grand prix de la Ville de Québec and Prix spécial du jury Bédélys 2012), a perforated album whose hole allows the characters to physically cross the story as they travel through time. Meanwhile, Eid published in 1999 with the playwright Claude Paiement, the science-fiction diptych Le Naufragé de Memoria (Bédéïs Causa 2000 and 2004 and the Bédélys Québec Prize 2004) reprinted at La Pastèque in a single volume under the title Memoria. The duo returned in 2016 with La femme aux cartes postales, an ambitious graphic novel reminiscent of the Montreal jazz club era of the 1950s (ACBD Critics Award for the best Quebec comic strip, Grand prix de la Ville de Québec 2017). In 2021, Le petit astronaute, his most personal work that evokes with tenderness and benevolence the story of Tom, a little boy born with cerebral palsy (ACBD Quebec 2021 prize, 2022 Booksellers' Prize, 2022 College Comic Book Prize). At the same time, Jean-Paul Eid has a career as an illustrator. Today, he is considered a key figure in Quebec’s 9th art.


Le petit astronaute, chez La Pastèque (2021)

Memoria, chez La Pastèque (2020)

La femme aux cartes postales, chez La Pastèque (2016)

Jérôme Bigras, chez La Pastèque (2008-2011) puis réédité en 2022

MCAF 2024

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Guest at MCAF

2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023