About Sylvie Rancourt
Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, auto-éditée
Author’s Graphic Novel
Sylvie Rancourt was born in Northern Quebec and moved to Montreal in the early 1980s, where she began performing as a nude dancer and recounting her experiences in comics form. In the 1990s, Rancourt collaborated with Jacques Boivin who translated and illustrated her stories for the American market, selling over 200,000 copies. A compilation of early Melody comics was recently published in France and nominated for a prize at the 2014 Angoulême Comics Festival. Sylvie Rancourt lives in Abitibi, Canada, with her husband and five kids, and she spends much of her time painting.