Born in Montreal, Réal Godbout is a comic book writer mostly known as the illustrator and co-writer (with Pierre Fournier) of the series Michel Risque (5 albums) and Red Ketchup (9 albums). The Red Ketchup comic book has been adapted into a cartoon series that will be on the air in April 2023. A tenth Red Ketchup album is currently in progress. He also wrote the didactic series Les Grands Débrouillards, L'Amérique ou le Disparu, an adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel (Bédélys award 2014), the illustrated album Avant l'Apocalypse, written in collaboration with Adèle Bourget-Godbout, the album Quand je serai mort, on a script by Laurent Chabin, the graphic novel Heureux qui comme Ugo, co-written with Robin Bourget, and several commissioned comics for various organizations. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame. In 2022, he received the Albert-Chartier award (jointly with Pierre Fournier) for his entire career at the Festival Québec BD. He taught from 1999 to 2018 in the Comics program of the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
Courtesy of Festival BD de Montréal (FBDM).