After Marc Pageau got his private pilot license at the age of 17, he turned to comics. He then studied Visual Arts at the University Laval in Québec city, in the eighties. He contributed as a complete artist to many (mainly SF) fanzines such as Opium, Empire, Enfin Bref, Carfax. We could also saw his works in several Québec comics magazines : Bambou, Zeppelin, Exil, Zine Zag, Safarir and University bi-weekly students'newspapers Matricule and Impact-Campus.
He participated to Québec SF magazines Solaris and Imagine... as an illustrator and a comic artist (1980-2000).
Pageau made his album debut in 1991 with the graphic novel 'Jacque Tiroir' at Éditions du Phylactère (story by Benoît Joly). He also participated in several Québec's comic artists'Art exhibitions, some in France and in Belgium.
He self-published the ashcans Gravité Zéro (1999), The Red (1999-2000) and the fanzine Espace Blanc (2000).
From 1998 to 2000, he became the comics editor of the SF magazine Solaris.
Among his creations are 'Ébenèzer Glogauer', 'Les Beux', 'Simon Simoneau', 'Guy Lafeuille', 'Jean Dupays' with Gag (André Gagnon) and 'The Red' with Eric Allard.
He also works as a letterer and inker for other artists, and as a free-lance cartoonist and illustrator.
--> 1998 : Trophy for the best SF illustration (created live), Festival Roberval Fantastique (Fantasy Festival of Roberval);
--> 1997 : Solaris Prize in the comic art category, first place for the story 'Un bruit dans la nuit (A noise in the night)' published in the Québec SF magazine Solaris (number 122, summer 1997);
--> 1991 : Solaris Prize in the comic art category, first place for the story 'Jeu dangereux (Dangerous game)' published in the Québec SF magazine Solaris (number 98, fall 1991);
--> 1987 : Solaris Prize in the comic art category, third place for the story 'L'imagination (The Imagination)' published in the Québec SF magazine Solaris (number 78, March-April 1988);
--> 1986 : Third Prize (college-university level), Festival de la caricature et de la bande dessinée de Trois-Rivières (Caricature and Comics Festival of Trois-Rivières) for the story 'Réflexions estudiantines (Students'Thoughts)' published in the students'newspapers Matricule (volume 3, number 5, November the 5th, 1985);
--> 1985 : Solaris Prize in the comic art category (script contest), third place for the story 'La fameuse loi du plus fort (The famous law of the strongest one)' published under the title 'Dépollution (Depollution)' in the Québec SF magazine Solaris (number 87, October 1989);
--> 1984 : Seventh distinction (adult category), Comic art Contest « Les Grands Voiliers » (2000 participants), Salon international du Livre de Québec (Québec Annual International Book Show), for the story 'Les grands voiliers et leurs hardis navigateurs (The great sailing-ships and their audacious navigators)' published in the ashcan Gravité Zéro (number 2, May 1999).
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