1001 Visages is a cultural event that highlights the work of caricaturists and cartoonists through exhibitions and performances. It is dedicated to the transmission and development of caricatures and cartoon drawings. It is a gathering place and a springboard to market new and original works, promoting the exchange and creation of comic artists in the caricature business.
Cartoonists are obviously at the heart of the event of 1001 Visages. They draw the audience on place, talk about their and exhibit their work. Over the years, several renowned artists have participated in this event (Garnotte, Beaudet, Fleg, Jean-Guy Moreau who, in addition to being an imitator, was also a draftsman, Bado, and many others). 1001 Visages hasalways integrated musicians, actors and entertainers in public events to create a unique festive family atmosphere, while keeping the focus on its mission, which is to highlight the work of designers and cartoonists of humor
SOME OF THE ENTERTAINERS, MUSICIANS AND ACTORS WHO ATTENDED 1001 VISAGES EVENTS
Street performers, musicians and comedians take part in the event and they sure create a great ambiance. They bring quality to the show and they know how to work with the caricaturists to create something fun. To view photos of exceptional quality by photograph Mathieu Manikowski, visit :
THE CREATION OF 1001 VISAGES
The work of cartoonists is not limited to caricature. We often deal with painters, sculptors, designers, graphic designers, advertisers, cartoonists and even inventors. Baically, cartoonists have a huge artistic potential and yet they are not recognized by the general public, except for a few exceptions. Considering this fact, Francyn Robert Lapierre, encouraged multidisciplinary artist Robert Lafontaine, a professional cartoonist, to create an event for these talented artists.
It all began in 2006 with meetings held in Montreal that brought cartoonists together. The goal was to know the players in the field and to exchange knowledge. David Chavez, draftsman and graphic artist, was quick to join the group to create the initial core which organized the first exhibition of cartoonists. André Pijet, Zolag Babiakan and Sabrina Burgen, three humoristic drawers were also present during the first few meetings. Yves Demers joined the group in 2007 and became one of the pillars of the creation. Marc Pageau and several other artists also joined the reunion. For all the details:
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VIDÉO OF MARC BEAUDET’S VISIT (guest of honor in 2014)
Vidéo done by Atypik (Univers Parisi)