Comic strips are definitly Robert Lafontaine’s first passion. He, however, shifted his passion towards caricature, because it is easier to make a living in this niche. With very few publishing houses , there are, nevertheless, some “success stories” (I think Paul Michel Rabagliati), but it is very difficult to obtain a foothold in the market. Fortunately, things are changing and we see more and more successful artists. Between 2010 and 2015, Lafontaine has nonetheless developed «Le Monde des Sproutes», a universe populated by small mammals discovered in the Wabush area. He has published an illustrated book, prefaced by Alain Stanké, of over 100 pages about these characters.