Eric Theriault (born 1967 in Montreal, Quebec) is a cartoonist, best known for Veena, his self-published comic book mixing autobiography, nostalgia, time-travel and ghosts. He began cartooning in 1982, with his early work owing a visual debt to Russ Manning, early Marvel comics and Metal Hurlant's brand of ligne claire. His efforts immediately went to self-publishing as a way to get the work out there without intermediary, something he continued to this day, in webcomics. His first fanzines (Meteor, Krypton, Rectangle), published with the help of a group of friends (Gregoire Bouchard, Siris, Yvan Pellerin) quickly became the nexus that kickstarted a group of alternative/underground cartoonists toward a wider recognition as the Montreal Comic Scene.
Today, he share studio space with a group of fellow cartoonists working for a variety of publishers, like Moonstone Books, Fantagraphic, Wildstorm, Image, Dc, Dark Horse, Soleil. The group is made up of Yanick Paquette, Michel Lacombe, Yan Mongrain, Sanya Anwar, Kate Bradley and Martin Balcer. When he has time, he works on a graphic novel of John Star, an "existentialist" revision of space heroes like Flash Gordon. Excerpts have been published in Legal Action Comic 2. He remains a fixture in the Montreal comic community, and is continuing to produce personal comics when the opportunity comes.
Date of Birth: 1967
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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