from the February 2009 issue
Born in Montreal in 1959, Diane Obomsawin spent the first twenty years of her life in France. Trained in graphic design, she returned to Canada in 1983 and turned her attention to painting, comics and animation. Here and There, an autobiographical film about the artist's rootless childhood, has garnered numerous prestigious distinctions.
Translated from French by Helge Dascher
Helge Dascher is the translator of cartoonists David B., Baru, Guy Delisle, Dupuy & Berberian, Loustal, Michel Rabagliati and Stanislas, among others. Releases in 2007 included Aya, the Angoul'me award-winning debut by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, and White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet. Slated for 2008 are Douglas Wright Award winner Michel Rabagliati's Paul Goes Fishing, as well as Haunted, the latest solo effort by Angoul'me Grand Prix winner Philippe Dupuy, and The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle (all published by Drawn & Quarterly).