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| Eric Beddows | Ted Harrison | Michèle Lemieux | Gilles Tibo |

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Gilles Tibo, 1951-


Place of birth: Nicolet, Quebec
Place of residence: Montreal, Quebec

Bibliography


Gilles Tibo was at the forefront of a surge in picture-book art in Quebec when he embarked on his career as a children’s book illustrator in the mid 1970s. This self-taught artist knew that he wanted to be an illustrator from an early age and spent many hours drawing and painting. He began his career by creating comic strips, and in 1975 illustrated his first children’s book. It was not until he published the picture-book edition of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, Annabel Lee (1987), that his paintings rewarded him with international prais. The exquisite illustrations, which are highly evocative in mood and atmosphere, reveal the universality of Poe’s thoughts by transporting them to the picturesque setting of Quebec’s Gaspé region. They are a wonderful complement to Poe’s hauntingly melodic poetry. The magical world created in Annabel Lee, and in the award-winning Simon series, is brought to life with a technique called airbrush painting. It is the perfect medium to express the soft, dream-like tones of Tibo’s pictures and stories because it produces subtle ranges of intensity and depth. The technique requires much dexterity and patience — the pistol-like brush shoots ink out of a tiny hole, and any revisions to a painting require starting over. Details added later with coloured pencil enhance the polished look of the illustrations. The National Library holds the original paintings for the first book in the Simon series, Simon and the Snowflakes, a delightful counting book that finds young Simon counting the snowflakes in a snowstorm, the stars in the sky, and the lights in a city.


Awards

1989 14th Owl Prize (Japan’s International Competition for Illustrators) for Simon and the Snowflakes.
1992 Governor General’s Literary Award/Children’s Literature for best illustrations in a French book for Simon et la ville de carton.
1996 Governor General’s Literary Award/Children’s Literature for best French text for Le Secret de Madame Lumbago.


Selected Bibliography

Books for children

A Kenogami: poèmes. Written by Bernard Clavel; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Paris: Messidor/La Farandole, 1989.
21 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2209061644

Abécédaire. Written by Marie-France Hébert; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1979.
32 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 289021009X

Annabel Lee: poème. Written by Edgar Allan Poe; translated by Stéphane Mallarmé; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1987.
24 p.: col. ill.; 25 x 29 cm.
ISBN 0887762034
(French edition of Annabel Lee: The Poem)

Annabel Lee: The Poem. Written by Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1987.
24 p.: col. ill.; 24 x 29 cm.
ISBN 088776200X

Apprends à dire non!: se protéger des agressions. Written by Marcèle Lamarche and Pol Danheux; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1993.
63 p.: ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2761910974

Au pays de Bombance. Written by Marielle Richer; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Québec: Éducation Québec, 1987.
45 p.: col. ill.; 24 cm. (Les Contes Passe-Partout)
ISBN 2551067758

The Beast. Written by Alice Bartels; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1990.
29 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550371010 (bound)
ISBN 1550371029 (pbk.)

Billi mouton. Written by Sylvie Nicolas; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Éditions Héritage, 1996.
61 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Carrousel. Petit-roman 13)
ISBN 2762583527

Les Bobos des animaux. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Sylvain Tremblay. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Dominique et compagnie, c1997.
32 p.: col. ill.; 21 x 24 cm. (Petits secrets bien gardés)
ISBN 2762587190 (bound)
ISBN 2762587476 (pbk.)

The Bubble Machine. Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet; translated by Frances Morgan; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Quebec: Quintin Publishers, 1994.
31 p.: col. ill.; 24 cm. (Ecological Tales)
ISBN 2894350333 (bound)
ISBN 2894350341 (pbk.)
(English edition of Machine à bulles)

Castle Chaos. Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet; translated by Frances Morgan; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Quebec: Quintin Publishers, 1993.
31 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. (Ecological Tales)
ISBN 2894350228 (bound)
ISBN 2894350236 (pbk.)
(French edition of La Fête est à l'eau)

Les Cauchemars du petit géant. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Jean Bernèche. Montréal: Québec/Amérique, 1997.
61 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Mini-bilbo; 1)
ISBN 2890377083

Choupette et son petit papa. Written by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Stéphane Poulin. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Héritage, 1997.
43 p.: col. ill.; 18 cm. (Collection Carrousel; 22)
ISBN 2762584655

Le Ciel amoureux. Written by Suzanne Gouin; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1979.
24 p.: ill. (chiefly colour); 28 cm.

La Dégringolade du Père Noël. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Leméac, 1987.
22 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 2760998584

Le Dodo des animaux: petits secrets bien gardés. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Sylvain Tremblay. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Héritage, 1996.
32 p.: col. ill.; 21 cm. (Héritage jeunesse)
ISBN 276258423X

Les Enfants n'ont pas de sexe? Translated by Théâtre de Carton; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Québec/Amérique, 1981.
227 p.: ill.; 21 cm. (Jeunes publics)
ISBN 2890370542
(Adaptation of Sex is Not for Kids by Jack Zipes)

La Fée des lilas. Written by Malou; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Varennes: Graficor, 1983.
15 p.: col. ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2892420172 (pbk.)

La Fête est à l'eau! Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet, illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Québec: Éditions Michel Quintin, 1993.
31 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. (Contes écologiques) (Au royaume de Clémentine)
ISBN 2894350201

Giant, or, Waiting for the Thursday Boat. Written by Robert N. Munsch; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1989.
34 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm. (Munsch for Kids)
ISBN 1550370715 (bound)
ISBN 1550370707 (pbk.)

L'Histoire merveilleuse de la naissance. Written by Jocelyne Robert; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1990.
92 p.: ill.; 24 cm.
ISBN 2761909046

Je te laisse une caresse. Written by Grand-père Cailloux; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1979.
24 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2890210014

The King of Sleep. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo; translated by Sheila Fishman. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1991.
23 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 0385253303
(English edition of Le Roi du sommeil)

Livres à fabriquer soi-même. Written by Hélène Vachon with Arlette Lefrançois; illustrated by Tibo. La Pocatière, Québec: Documentor, 1985.
93 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2891231066

Ma sexualité de 0 à 6 ans. Written by Jocelyne Robert with Jo-Anne Jacob; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1985.
79 p.: ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2761905814

Ma sexualité de 6 à 9 ans. Written by Jocelyne Robert; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1986.
64 p.: ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2761905822

Ma sexualité de 9 à 12 ans. Written by Jocelyne Robert; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1986.
63 p.: ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2761905830

La Machine à bulles. Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Québec: Éditions Michel Quintin, 1994.
31 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. (Contes écologiques) (Au royaume de Clémentine)
ISBN 289435035X (bound)
ISBN 2894350368 (pbk.)

The Magic Powder. Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet; translated by Sheila Fischman illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Quebec: Quintin Publishers, 1992.
31 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. (Ecological tales) (Clementine's Kingdom)
ISBN 2920438727 (bound)
ISBN 2920438735 (pbk.)
(English edition of La Poudre magique)

Mon ami l'ordinateur!: Kim et Micro chez Apple II. Written by P. Paré; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Turgeon, 1984.
143 p.: ill.; 24 cm.
ISBN 2893040012

Mon petit lutin s'endort. Written by Grand-père Cailloux; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1979.
24 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2890210022

Monsieur Quidam, l'après-midi dernier: un conte à lire tranquillement. Written by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Le Tamanoir, 1976.
24 p.: col. ill.; 23 cm.

Mr. Clark's Summer Holiday. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo; translated by Sheila Fischman. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1991.
22 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 0385253311
(English edition of Les Vacances de Monsieur Gaston)

Mr. Patapoum's First Trip. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo and François Vaillancourt; translated by Sarah Swartz. Toronto: Annick Press, 1993.
32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550372939 (bound)
ISBN 1550372947 (pbk.)
(English edition of Le Premier voyage de monsieur Patapoum)

Noémie: La Clé de l'énigme. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. Montréal: Éditions Québec/Amérique, c1997.
175 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Bilbo jeunesse; 72) (Noémie; 3)
ISBN 2890378179

Noémie: l'incroyable journée. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. Montréal: Québec/Amérique, 1996.
166 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Bilbo jeunesse 68) (Québec/Amérique jeunesse)
(Noémie; 2)
ISBN 2890377075

Noémie: le secret de Madame Lumbago. Written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. Boucherville, Québec: Québec/Amérique, 1996.
163 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Bilbo jeunesse 64) (Québec/Amérique jeunesse) (Noémie; 1)
ISBN 2890376982

Nous, on en parle! Written by Marcelle Lamarche and Pol Danheux; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 1987.
64 p.: ill.; 23 cm.
ISBN 2761906802

La Nuit du grand coucou. Written and illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1984.
23 p.: col. ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2890210480

Paper Nights. Written by Pierre Filion; based on an original idea by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1992.
31 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550372254 (bound)
ISBN 1550372246 (pbk.)
(English edition of Pikolo: le secret des garde-robes)

Pikolo: l'arbre aux mille trésors. Written by Pierre Filion; based on an original idea by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.
31 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550373676 (bound)
ISBN 1550373668 (pbk.)

Pikolo: le secret des garde-robes. Written by Pierre Filion; based on an original idea by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1992.
31 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550372270 (bound)
ISBN 1550372262 (pbk.)

Pikolo's Night Voyage. Written by Pierre Filion; based on an original idea by Tibo. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.
31 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 155037365X (bound)
ISBN 1550373641 (pbk.)
(English edition of Pikolo: l'arbre aux mille tresors)

La Poudre magique. Written by Jean-Pierre Guillet; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Waterloo, Québec: Éditions Michel Quintin, 1992.
31 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. (Contes écologiques)
(Au royaume de Clémentine)
ISBN 2920438425 (bound)
ISBN 2920438832 (pbk.)

Le Premier Voyage de Monsieur Patapoum. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo and François Vaillancourt. Toronto: Annick Press, 1993.
32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 1550373269 (bound)
ISBN 1550373293 (pbk.)

Le Prince Sourire et le lys bleu. Written by Louis-Philippe Côté; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1979.
32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 2890210057

Le Roi du sommeil. Written and illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Leméac, 1989.
23 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 2760998592

Santa Takes a Tumble. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1991.
24 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 038525329X
(English edition of La Dégringolade du Père Noël)

Simon and His Boxes. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1992.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762875
(English edition of Simon et la ville de carton)

Simon and the Snowflakes. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1988.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762182
(English edition of Simon et les flocons de neige)

Simon and the Wind. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1989.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762344 (bound)
ISBN 088776276X (pbk.)
(English edition of Simon et le vent d'automne)

Simon at the Circus. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo; translated by Sheila Fischman. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1997.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 22 cm.
ISBN 0887764142 (bound)
ISBN 0887764169 (pbk.)
(English edition of Simon et le petit cirque)

Simon au clair de lune. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1993.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763170

Simon et la chasse au trésor. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Livres Toundra, 1996.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763758

Simon et la musique. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1995.
24 p.: ill.; 19 x 22 cm.
ISBN 088776360X

Simon et la plume perdue. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1994.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763413

Simon et la plume perdue. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto : Livres Toundra, 1997, c1994.
24 p.: col. ill.; 18 x 22 cm.
ISBN 0887764037

Simon et la ville de carton. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1992.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762905

Simon et le petit cirque. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Livres Toundra, 1997.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 22 cm.
ISBN 0887764177 (bound)
ISBN 0887764231 (pbk.)

Simon et le soleil d'été. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1991.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 088776262X

Simon et le vent d'automne. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1989.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762352

Simon et les flocons de neige. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1988.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762190

Simon fête le printemps. Written by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1990.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762484

Simon Finds a Feather. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1994.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763405
(English edition of Simon et la plume perdue)

Simon Finds a Feather. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1997, c1994.
24 p.: col. ill.; 18 x 22 cm.
ISBN 0887764029
(English edition of Simon et la plume perdue)

Simon Finds a Treasure. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1996.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763766 (bound)
ISBN 088776388X (pbk.)
(English edition of Simon et la chasse au tresor)

Simon in Summer. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra, 1991.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762611
(English edition of Simon et le soleil d'été)

Simon in the Moonlight. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1993.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887763162
(English edition of Simon au clair de lune)

Simon Makes Music. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1995.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 22 cm.
ISBN 0887763596
(English edition of Simon et la musique)

Simon Welcomes Spring. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1990.
24 p.: col. ill.; 19 x 23 cm.
ISBN 0887762476
(English edition of Simon fête le printemps)

Le Tour de l'île. Written by Félix Leclerc; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1980.
20 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.
ISBN 2890210219

Les vacances de Monsieur Gaston. Written and illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Leméac, 1987.
23 p.: col. ill..; 22 x 26 cm.
ISBN 2760998576

La Vache et d'autres animaux. Written by Michel Rivard and others; illustrated by Tibo and others. Montréal: Les éditions la courte échelle, 1982.
22 p.: col. ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 2890210316

Books for Adults

Dessins d'humour d'ici. No 1: Humorous sketches. Illustrated by Tibo, Demers, and Bernèche. Montréal: Publications Apollon, 1973.
76 p.: ill.; 22 cm.

Lunambule: recueil de bandes dessinées parus dans le quotidien "Le Jour" entre 1974 et 1975 ainsi que dans le supplément Perspectives de la Presse. Concept by Tibo, Bernèche, and Boivin; illustrated by Tibo. Montréal: Éditions Bernèche, 1979.
40 p.: ill.; 28 cm.

Maria Chapdelaine. Written by Louis Hémon; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Livres Toundra, 1989, 1916.
93 p.: ill.; 32 cm.

Maria Chapdelaine. Written by Louis Hémon; translated by Alan Brown; illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1991, c1989.
189 p.: ill.; 22 cm.
ISBN 0887762425
(English edition of Maria Chapdelaine)

L'oeil voyeur. Written and illustrated by Gilles Tibo. Montréal: Editions du Cri, 1970.
44 p.: ill.; 27 cm.


Prepared 14.03.97
Revised 30.10.97



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