Monday, November 09, 2009  
Bruno Laporte, 1964-2009

:: Posted by BK @ 11/09/2009 12:16:00 AM

Montreal Cartoonist was BD Ambassador

The cartoonist Bruno Laporte died Sunday, October 25, in a Montreal paragliding accident.

Laporte was best known as the artist behind the "Rupert K." series of humourous albums.

Beginning in 1988, Laporte began placing his comics work in a variety of Quebec publications. Laporte's Rupert K, his anti-authoritarian boy character, equal parts Adrian Mole and Bart Simpson, first appeared in the pages of the University of Montreal's student paper. With his writer brother Gilles Laporte, he produced three Rupert K albums between 1997 and 2001. A fourth was finished and awaiting publication at the time of his death.

Laporte was an unceasing booster of Quebec bande dessinee and was also, through Rupert, one of the first Quebec cartoonists to make a foray into the European market, appearing at France's Angouleme festival in 2000.

A funeral was held October 30th and a memorial website has been established at brunolaporte.net.


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