Born in Québec City, Orbie has lived in Cap d’Espoir, Gaspésie, since 2005. A self-learner, she has worked as an illustrator for over 14 years.
In 2014, she illustrated her first children’s book, “The little pig, the bicycle, and the moon” (Simon & Shuster), which won the Quebec Booksellers Prize, 0-5 Years, and has been translated in multiple countries across the globe. She has also worked on “Sloth at the Zoom” (Owl Kids Books) and many other books in French, her mother tongue.
Her first book as author and illustrator, “The Clothesline“, published in October 2019, won the Peuplier Awards and was finalist at the Harry Black (TD) prize and the Quebec Booksellers Prize, 0-5 Years.
His latest french book, as author, La fin des poux, has won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards, the Montreal’s libraries children’s book award and is nominated to the Governor General’s Literary Awards.
Since becoming a mom, Orbie has created multiple illustrated tools on motherhood which have become very popular, like the well-known “Cheat sheet for a physiological birth” and the “Baby Sign language poster”.
She regularly visits various schools to offer workshops, sharing her passion of illustrating books and comics with students. It’s a part of her job that she loves and which greatly inspires her.
Awards and Distinctions
– TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (French) – La fin des poux
– Montreal’s libraries children’s book Award, La fin des poux
– Governor General’s Literary Awards nomination – Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books (French), La fin des poux
– Unicef kids literature Award nomination, Attends, je vais t’aider
– Honour Book #1 & Peuplier Award nomination, La morve au nez
– Peuplier Award nomination, Clovis a peur des nuages
– Quebec Booksellers Award nomination, 6-11 years old, Orbie, dessine-moi un Billibouton
– Artist of the year Award, CALQ, Gaspesie-les-Îles
– Peuplier Award, The Clothesline
– Harry Black Award nomination, The Clothesline
– Artist of the year nomination, CALQ, Gaspesie-les-Îles
– Honour Book #1 & finalist for the Blue Spruce Awards, A sloth at the Zoom
– Quebec Booksellers Award nomination, 0-5 years old, The Clothesline
– Harry Black Award nomination, On a un problème avec Lilou la loutre
– TPL (Toronto public librairies) first and best, A sloth at the Zoom
– Quebec Booksellers Award, 0-5 years old, The little pig, the bicycle and the moon
– Second prize, Hachette Canada Cartoon contest, Histoire de pêche
Bibliography (in English)
Bibliographie (in French)
– Pas de vacances pour les pirates (Sven le Terrible), Rhéa Dufresne, Les 400 coups
– Chloé et les animaux, Chloé Varin, Éditions Fonfon
– Fée Chloé, Chloé Varin, Éditions Fonfon
– L’Halloween de Chloé, Chloé Varin, Éditions Fonfon
– Chloé part en voyage, Chloé Varin, Éditions Fonfon[/ezcol_4fifth_end]