Name Maryse Dubuc
Awards full list
|Notable works The Bellybuttons|
|Born October 21, 1977 (age 38)
Compton, Quebec, Canada (1977-10-21) |
Books Who Do You Think You Are?, The Bellybuttons ‑ Volume, The Bonds of Friendship, It's Ugly Out There, The Bellybuttons ‑ Volume
Maryse Dubuc ([maʁiz dybyk]; born 21 October 1977) is a Canadian comics writer, known particularly for The Bellybuttons which she created with her husband, artist Marc Delafontaine ("Delaf").
Maryse Dubuc was born in Compton, Quebec, growing up at a dairy farm. She studied French literature at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, and communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She would later meet future husband Delaf at a local bar in Sherbrooke.
Dubuc started working as a colourist, working with publishers like Vents d'Ouest and Editions 400 Coups.
At the same time, she wrote novels for young readers for Bayard Presse and Pierre Tisseyre.
With Delaf, she created the comic series The Bellybuttons (French title: Les Nombrils) for Safarir, a Québécois humour magazine, and Spirou, the weekly Franco-Belgian comics magazine published by Dupuis that later picked up the comic series. So far, five albums and one intégrale compilation have appeared. Translated albums have appeared in Dutch (Dupuis), English (Cinebook) and Czech (Cooboo), and translations in magazines exist in Italian (in Cioè), Danish (Tempo), Greek (Katerina) and Norwegian (Girls). By 2009, the French edition of the 3rd album of Les Nombrils sold over 220,000 copies.