Hen&ink Coop: Geneviève Després

About Geneviève Després

Geneviève Després completed a degree in Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, but decided instead to pursue her first passion: drawing. She turned to illustration, and worked in the fields of educational publishing, advertising, editorial, and children’s literature. She then spent a few years in Europe, where she gave birth to her second child and looks for inspiration and explores different techniques. Since her return to Quebec she has illustrated many books for children, including The Highest Number in the World and The Little Knight who battled Monsters. The artist employs a variety of techniques and plays with texture and the transparency of different mediums to create unique images. Tender and whimsical, they appeal to the child within us all. As a young girl, Geneviève was very athletic and always picked first for school yard games-even before the boys! She still plays sports whenever she gets the chance, including Ultimate Frisbee, and competes in triathlons. She loves to travel too! Geneviève now lives in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal with her family.

Titles by Geneviève Després

Laurent, C'est moi!

Editions Fonfon

(2019)

Good Night Little Knight

Scolastic Canada

(2019)

Milo's Boundaries

Fondation Marie-Vincent

(2018)

Marvin Disappear

Fondation Marie-Vincent

(2018)

Maman a un gros rhume

Editions de l'Isatis

(2018)

Dépareillés

Editions de la Bagnole

(2017)

La Ruelle

Editions d'Eux

(2017)

J'ai perdu

Editions de l'Isatis

(2016)

Les Voyage de Monsieur Lapin

Editions les 400 Coups

(2016)

Les vacances de monsieur Lapin

Editions les 400 Coups

(2015)

Suzy a disparu

Editions les 400 Coups

(2012)

Les oreilles de monsieur Lapin

Editions les 400 Coups

(2010)

C'est l'histoire d'un ours

Dominique & Compagnie

(2016)

The Highest Number in the World

Tundra Books

(2014)

The Little Knight Who battled the rain

Scholastic Canada

(2011)

The Little Knight who battled monsters

Scholastic Canada

(2015)

The Little Knight who battled a dragon

Scholastic Canada

(2017)

Best friend trouble

Orca books

(2013)

Ma plus belle Victoire

Quebec Amerique

(2014)

C'est Chouette une maman

Editions de la Bagnole

(2013)

Sample Work