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Marc Bell (cartoonist)

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

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), 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. He has also been published in numerous anthologies, such as Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld. Bell is represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City and COOPER COLE in Toronto.


  • Shrimpy and Paul and Friends, 2003, Highwater Books (Brooklyn, NY)
  • The Stacks, 2004, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
  • Worn Tuff Elbow #1, 2004, Fantagraphics (Seattle, WA)
  • The Hobbit (with Peter Thompson), 2005, PictureBox (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Nog A Dod (editor), 2006, Conundrum Press (Montreal, PQ) in association with PictureBox
  • Hot Potatoe, 2009, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
  • Shrimpy et Paul, 2010, Editions Cornelius (Paris, FR)
  • Pure Pajamas, 2011, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)
  • Stroppy, 2015, Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, PQ)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011. Honk If You Pay Throo the Schnozz, Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
  • 2010. Modurn Mithoes, Lambiek, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2010. Did Yoo See The Exhibition Of The Chunky Floors?, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • 2009. Hot Potatoe, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008. Illustrated Cartoon Videos, Paul Bright Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2008. Illusztraijuns For Brain Police, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal, QC
  • 2007. Egypt Buncake, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005. Bloo Chip, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004. The Stacks, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2002. Calm Center, The Blinding Light!! Cinema, Vancouver, BC

External links

  • Samples of work from The Stacks
  • Lambiek Comiclopedia entry
  • Marc Bell's Blog
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