Siris

Creators
Siris has been active in the world of comics in Quebec for over 30 years. In 1986, Siris made his debut in the comics world with Krypton from Cegep du Vieux-Montréal. Between 1991 and 2008, he participated in several Montreal and European comics collectives.
Siris travelled to Quebec and Europe between 1991 and 1997 to promote Quebec alternative comic strips. In 1995, he published Comix Baloney 1, followed by Baloney 2 in 1997. L’Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec has recognized him for these two comics.
In 2004, Siris received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to produce his first graphic novel, Vogue la Valise Vol: 1, featuring his alter ego La Poule. In 2011, he began working on the sequel. This family saga takes place in the 60’s and 70’s and tells the story of La Poule’s childhood. With his feet firmly rooted in reality and his eyes gliding high, Siris casts a poetic and acidic look at his childhood.
Vogue la Valise l’intégrale is Siris’ first true graphic novel. In early 2018, it won a Grand Prix aux Bédeis Causa from the Quebec Comic Strip Festival, and in October 2018, Conundrum Press published an English edition titled The Vagabond Valise.
Siris has offered comic book workshops in Quebec schools since 2004 and runs a comics workshop for Les Impatients, a foundation for therapeutic art and art brut in Quebec. He is currently working on Un Paris pour Dallaire, a comic strip biography of Quebec painter Jean-Philippe Dallaire (written by Marc Tessier), which will be published by La Pastèque.
Siris attends TCAF in support of The Vagabond Valise, recently published in English by Conundrum Press.