About us

Les célèbres anonymes is a publishing house and a film and video production company that allows both founders to distribute and promote their numerous personal projects. You can expect a variety of output such as children’s books; horror, thriller and fantasy novels; comedy; and several genres of movies and videos. For us, dear audience, it’s a pleasure to pursue this work, as we offer you a journey through imaginary worlds!

Bios

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Mario Chabot

Mario Chabot was born in spite of himself. During his first 50 years on earth, he has worked as a screenwriter, producer and director; a children’s playwright; an actor, improviser, and comedian; a musician; and a theatre and screenwriting instructor. Parallel to all this (because one has to be able to afford groceries), he has been a janitor, a delivery man of oh so many things; a car salesman; a truck and bus driver; and too many other crappy jobs to mention here.  He also became an old new dad at the age of 40. For the next two or three 50 years still to come, he would like to focus on creative projects and on his family.

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Cynthia Lisa Dubé

She earns her living by transforming the spoken words of those fighting in court into written documents, scrutinizing typos and misspellings. She looks over her two boys, whose blossoming personalities she is pleased to see become more assertive. She still has time to do more than her share (except for the cleaning). She couldn’t live without books, music, singing or beauty. Therefore she does all she can to ensure her small town keeps buzzing with culture through a non-profit organization called La Branche culturelle, of which she is president. By founding Les célèbres anonymes, she’s giving herself a space to enjoy personal creative freedom and the opportunity to work with her life partner.

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Partners

Mylène Mondou

Illustrator

At 30, Mylène Mondou has already done three exhibitions with the La Branche culturelle organisation (formerly Société culturelle du Pavillon des jardins) in Brownsburg-Chatham.

Artist at heart, she feeds on colours, dreams and the imagination, through the daily concoction of a new world. Equipped with pencils, brushes and an array of moods, she takes pleasure in devising a world, her own, and shaping it into a tangible two-dimensional universe.

She mixes mediums and refuses principles of art. She often likes to say there are no rules in creation, no limits and no restrictions.

Painter, illustrator, fantasy makeup artist for children, tattoo artist, muralist: she draws on everything that inspires her.

Art is a therapy and Mylène relishes expressing each of her feelings. Is it an unreasonable dream to aim to be fulfilled through such a colourful path? No dream is too grand.

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Sophie Auclair

Translator

Bilingual in French and in English, Sophie aspires to depict and understand the different worlds she’s inhabited in their own native language. Her work crosses the boundaries between cultural reporting, social critique and fictional endeavours, and her commentaries recognize the importance of history, politics and feminism, along with the post-modern permutations of film, fashion, photography and popular music. Her fiction writing takes the shape of satire, short stories, loose and rhythmic poetry, and an upcoming first novel. It is a fictional universe not devoid of humour, where self-doubt and the brutal complications of sex and romance helplessly cohabit. She has been published in both languages in Canada. She currently offers translation, editing and proofreading services to public and private sector clients.

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Marie-Eve Pharand

Illustrator

Marie-Eve Pharand is a self-taught illustrator who first began her art using mediums such as oil and pencil, but really made her mark with digital illustration. All her illustrations are drawn directly in graphical pencil freehand. Her artistic approach is particularly influenced by watercolor, ink and sketchbook and the result is very unique! Juxtaposing the naive, realistic and very modern style with bright colors, the result is unique and recognizable at first glance! She has carved a place in the world of illustration by offering eco-friendly finished products made in Quebec. Her illustrations are used on posters, cushions, greeting cards and all sorts of other products sold throughout the province. She has also specialized in visual identity by creating strong and artistic brand images for companies. The children's book illustration has entered her world in 2018 and the creation of colorful and eye-catching scenes represents a great challenge that she enjoys tackling!

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Kim O'Connor (Kimoco)

Illustrator

Kim O'Connor (Kimoco)

Illustrator

Here is Kim O'Connor is a passionate illustrator and graphic designer. Originally from Trois-Rivières (Quebec), she migrated to the great city of Montreal for studies and settled in the suburbs to start a family. She raises her 2 children, Monae and Marijane,  with her wife, her muse, her inspiration for all of the stories that trot in her head. Cartoonist, author and part-time tattooist, she is passionate about taboo subjects, different mediums as well as manga style. Kim has always been drawing. She has perfected her craft through schooling from cegep to college, passing through university. She also publishes a comic book on Tapastic.com, Jack and Marcus, juggling time passing too quickly to complete all her projects!

Jack and Marcus

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Marie-Hélène St-Michel

Illustrator

Marie-Hélène St-Michel is a multidisciplinary illustrator combining different mediums with a unique style. Endowed with an innate and prize-winning talent, she combines techniques using watercolor, ink and pencil. Supported by her extensive research into nature and architecture, her keen eye for observation and passion for travel transcend her art. With a little sketchbook in hand, she ventures to capture different cultures through her inspired works.

 

Graduate in Arts and International Baccalaureate in Graphic Design from Laval University, Marie-Hélène adds to her training a session at the ECV in Paris and a contemporary illustration course in Melbourne, Australia.


While she is now in charge of her own company, her creations are found everywhere. Among other things, her youth illustrations adorn the CPE du Québec, her graphic creations help to improve the image of companies, her drawings populate the pages of novels, her meticulously worked images are present on several labels of bottles of wine and her works decorate houses and offices. Discover a passionate artist!

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