RANCOURT Sylvia

RANCOURT Sylvia

Born 1959 in northwestern Québec.

She grew up in Abitibi. In 1976, she met her future husband Nick while looking for a job as barmaid in Club Sexi. She moved to Montréal in the early 1980’s where she performed as a nude dancer, first under her own name then Barbie and finally Mélody. While dancing she began cartooning and self-publishing stories for her clientele.

In 1985 Jacques Boivin discovered Stlvie’s stories and began collaborating with her who translated her stories into English and reworking the illustrations for the Anglophone market, in which were sold 126,000 copies.

A compilation of the original Melody stories, published by Ego Comme X, in France, was nominated for the Prix du Patrimoine at the 2014 Angouléme Comics Festival.

Sylvie returned to the Abitibi region and lives on a farm with her second husband and five children.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

Content:

Memoir:

Archives Mélody 1à7. Les Éditions du Phylactère, 1989.

Melody: Story Of A Nude Dancer. Trans., Helge Dascher. Drawn and Quarterly, June 2015.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Book front:

Archives Mélody 1à7. Les Éditions du Phylactère, 1989.

Melody: Story Of A Nude Dancer. Drawn and Quarterly, June 2015.

Content:

Folio:

Sketch of Gabriel Morrisette & Jacques Boivin. Melody, 5, Apr. 1990.

WRITER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Memoir:

“A Father’s Ire: Sylvia’s Abitibi 1979.” Translation, In. & Let., Jacques Boivin. Pen., Gabrielle Morrissette. Melody, 5, Apr.. 1990: 1-24.

“Isoscelles.” Trans., In. & Let. (1-9), J. Boivin. Pen. & In. (10-24) G. Morrissette. Melody, 6, Dec. 1990: 1-24.

“The Way Out.” Trans. & In. J. Boivin. Pen. G. Morrissette. Melody, &, Feb. 1992: 1-24.

“Big City Welcome.” Trans., Let. & In., J. Boivin. Pen. G. Morrissette. Melody, 6, Dec.. 1990: 1-24.

“Birthnight.”. Translation & Illus., Jacques Boivin. Melody, 10, 1995: 1-24.

Miscellaneous:

“Swingers, Sorrow: 1975 near Sarrela.” Trans., J. Boivin. Illus., G. Morrisette. Melody,4, Sept. 1989: 26-31.

WRITER & LAYOUT ARTIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Book front & back:

Illus: Jacques Boivin: The Orgies Of Abitibi. Kitchen Sink Press Inc. 1991.

Content:

Memoir :

The Orgies Of Abitibi. Translation & finished art J. Boivin. Kitchen Sink Press Inc. 1991.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Memoir:

“Rural Routes: 1979.” Translation & finished art J. Boivin. Melody, 1, May 1988: 1-24.

“Lunatic Lola.” Translation & finished art J. Boivin. Melody, 2, Mar 1988: 1-24. “Sisters in Crime: Abitibi 1979.” Translation & finished art J. Boivin. Melody, 3, Mar 1989: 1-24.

“Debauchery.” Translation & finished art Jacques Boivin. Melody, 4, Sept. 1989: 1-24.

SOURCE:

Book graphic:

Melody: Story Of A Nude Dancer. Car., Sylvaine Rancourt. Trans., Helge Dascher. Drawn & Quarterly, June 2015.

The Orgies Of Abitibi. Finished art J. Boivin. Kitchen Sink Press Inc. 1991: Back cover.

“A Letter To Sylvie Rancourt.” Writ., Julie Delporte. Trans., Helge Dascher. BDQ: Essays & Interviews On Quebec Comics. Ed., Andy Brown. BDang/Conundrum, 2017: 66-71.

Newspaper:

“Draw like no one’s watching.” Writ., Dean Rogers. Globe & Mail, 20 June 2015: R21.

“The Lives of Nudie Girls and Women.” Writ., Emily M. Keeler. National Post, 27 June 2015: WP4.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON M\MELODY, Melody, 1989, fc.jpg Illus., Sylvia Raincourt. Melody, front cover. Les Éditions du Phylactère, 1989.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\R\RANCOURT Sylvie, Melody, 5, Apr 1990.jpg Illus., Sylvie Rancourt. “Sketch.” Melody, 5, Apr. 1990.