About Peter Ricq
Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi
Peter Ricq is a highly acclaimed creative force, recognized for his diverse talents as a Visual Artist, Film Director, Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Music Composer, and Performer. In 2005, he and his partners sold their first animated TV series, The League of Super Evil (YTV, CBBC, NICK), which marked his transition into the role of Art Director. He went on to co-create several other animated series while simultaneously focusing on his music career with the band HUMANS, which earned a JUNO nomination in 2015. HUMANS followed up with a successful tour, including performances at Osheaga, Coachella, SXSW, and other major festivals. Peter directed most of HUMANS' music videos and received nominations for Best Music Video at SXSW in 2010 and 2019. In 2016, he released his first graphic novel, Once Our Land, which was highly acclaimed by critics and has undergone five print runs. He completed a sequel in 2018 and a new fantasy book titled A King's Vengeance in 2020, all of which are distributed worldwide through Scout Comics. Additionally, Peter is currently working on turning Once Our Land into an animated feature with Mercury Filmworks. In 2022, Peter published a children's book titled Ghosts Are People Too, which is distributed by EON books. He made his live-action directorial debut with the zomcom DEAD SHACK in 2016, which was screened at major film festivals such as Sitges, London Fright Fest, VIFF, NIFFF, Toronto After Dark, and Fantasia. The film won the Silver Prize for the best Canadian Feature at Fantasia and is available for screening on SHUDDER worldwide. When he's not busy with his creative pursuits, you can find Peter working on several murals around the city, playing live music on stage with his many musical projects, or simply enjoying a coffee shop while scoring, illustrating, and writing.
Once Our Land, self-publishing (2016-2019)
A King’s Vengeance, self-publishing
Ghosts Are People Too, self-publishing
Wastelanderz, published by Wasted comics
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