Marc Bell (cartoonist)

Marc Bell

Artist at work; A photo of Marc Bell taken at the Monthly Montreal Comix Jam, February 25, 2004

Marc Bell
1971 (1971)
London, Ontario




Notable works

Shrimpy and Paul and Friends, Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, Stroppy

Marc Bell (born 1971 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian cartoonist and artist. He was initially known for creating comic strips (such as Shrimpy and Paul), but Bell has also created several exhibitions of his mixed media work and watercoloured drawings. Hot Potatoe [sic], a monograph of his work, was released in 2009. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He has been published in numerous anthologies, such as Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld.


1 Publications
2 Anthology work
3 Solo exhibitions
4 Awards and nominations
5 Solo and collaborative self-published booklets
6 External links


Boof, 1992, Caliber Press (Plymouth, MI)
Hep, 1993, Caliber Press (Plymouth, MI)
The Mojo Action Companion Unit Vol.2 #1, 1997, Exclaim! (Toronto, ON)
Shrimpy and Paul and Friends, 2003, Highwater Books (Brooklyn, NY)
Worn Tuff Elbow #1, 2004, Fantagraphics (Seattle, WA)
The Stacks, 2004, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
The Hobbit (with Peter Thompson), 2005, PictureBox (Brooklyn, NY)
Fresh From Kiev, 2005, Bulb Comix (Geneva, CH)
Nog a Dod (editor), 2006, Conundrum Press (Montreal, PQ) in association with PictureBox
Ganzfeld #5 (editor), 2007, PictureBox (Brooklyn, NY)
Illusztraijuns for Brain Police [sic], 2008, Drawn & Quarterly/Half World Books (Montreal, PQ)
Hot Potatoe [sic], 2009, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
Kelp Stingray (with Matthew Thurber), 2009, Nieves (Zurich, CH)
Shrimpy et Paul, 2010, Editions Cornélius (Paris, FR)
Dirty Dishes (editor) by Amy Lockhart, 2010, Drawn and Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
Pure Pajamas, 2011, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
Shrimpy e Paul, 2012, A Bolha Editora (Rio de Janeiro, BR)
Rudy (editor) by Mark Connery, 2014, 2D Cloud (Minneapolis, MN)
Love and Forgiveness (editor) by Joe Hale, 2014, Swimmers Group (Toronto, ON)
Boutique Mag, 2014, Colour Code Printing (Toronto, ON)
Stroppy, 2015, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)

Anthology work[edit]

Rosetta, “He Works Inside the Condiment Dispenser”, 2002, Alternative Comics (Gainsville, FL), 4 endflaps on covers
L’enfance Dub Cyclope 2, “Il N’Y A Pas D’Issue!”, Zone Convective (Montreal PQ), 10 page