Montreal artist receives prestigious Canada Post stamp recognition

Montreal artist honoured with Canada Post stamp

“Montreal Graphic Novelist Honored with Canada Post Stamp Collection”

In a tribute to some of Canada’s most influential graphic novelists, Canada Post unveiled a new stamp collection featuring four artists whose work has made a significant impact on the genre. Among them is Michel Rabagliati, a Montreal-based graphic novelist known for his iconic “Paul” series.

Michel Rabagliati: A Montreal Icon

Born in Montreal in 1961, Rabagliati didn’t start his career as a graphic novelist until his 40s, after working as a graphic designer for many years. His “Paul” series, which debuted in 1999, tells the story of its titular character against the vibrant backdrop of Montreal. Rabagliati’s unique storytelling and captivating artwork have earned him numerous awards and accolades, including being named a Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Quebec for his contribution to Quebec culture.

A Stamp of Recognition

Canada Post’s decision to honor Rabagliati, along with fellow graphic novelists Chester Brown, Seth, and cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, speaks to the growing influence of the medium in Canadian storytelling. The stamp featuring Rabagliati’s work is a testament to his contribution to the art form and his impact on the cultural landscape of Canada.

Collectors and fans alike can purchase the stamp collection and other related memorabilia at post offices or online at This recognition not only celebrates the talents of these artists but also shines a spotlight on the rich tradition of graphic storytelling in Canada.


As we celebrate the work of Michel Rabagliati and his fellow graphic novelists, we are reminded of the power of storytelling to connect us and shape our understanding of the world. Through their art, these creators have brought to life vibrant characters and compelling narratives that resonate with audiences across the country. The Canada Post stamp collection serves as a lasting tribute to their contributions and a reminder of the importance of supporting and celebrating Canadian artists. So, let us continue to explore the diverse world of graphic novels and the unique voices that enrich our cultural landscape.”



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