About Catherine Bard

Catherine Bard



Author’s Graphic Novel


Following her bachelor's degree in biology, Catherine Bard began drawing comics in 2012 in Jimmy Beaulieu's class in Montreal, before starting to work full-time in illustration in 2017. She participated in numerous comic book festivals with her self-published books (Montreal Comic Arts Festival, Expozine, Rendez-vous de la BD de Gatineau). Her work has been distributed in a wide variety of ways, notably in publishing with the books Une maison Juste à moi (Éditions Cardinal) and Les paysages intérieurs (Éditions La Galère), as well as in the awareness campaign 14 motifs de discrimination from the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse (seen in the Montreal subway and on the internet). She also participated in the exhibition “Le temps d'un poème”, presented by Québec BD and broadcasted internationally (Belgium, Mexico, France), as well as in the exhibition “Ceci n’est pas une pub », presented as part of the Québec en tous lettres festival. Because she likes to do things backwards, Catherine started a certificate in visual arts at UQTR in 2019, once her illustration practice was well underway. This was a way to start exploring different mediums, including drawing, ceramics, digital art, painting and sculpture. In her works, Catherine questions our connection to our territory, along with the parallel that exists between ecosystems and human experience. Her experience as a biologist leads her to appreciate nature from a different angle, as if knowledge of biomes allowed an increased sensitivity to beauty, fragility, and the extraordinary. In the search for the freedom of childhood, Catherine Bard attempts to highlight and connect our natural and interior landscapes, in a return to simplicity and spontaneity. A native of Bas St-Laurent, the artist now resides in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where she happily walks the river of her veins in the heart of the spruce forests.


La salicorne au travers de la gorge, auto-édition (2023)
Les paysages intérieurs, Éditions La Galère (2022)
Jasmin cherche l'amour, auto-édition (2015)

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