Editor in ChiefPierre Huet
CategoriesComics, Humour
PublisherÉditions Ludcom
FounderJacques Hurtubise
First issueOctober 1979
Final issueApril 1995
Based inMontreal

Croc was a French-language humour magazine published monthly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1979 until 1995.[1]

Publication history

Croc ("Fang" in French)[2] was begun in October 1979 by Jacques Hurtubise, Hélène Fleury, and Roch Côté, with the help of an $80,000 grant from the ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec ("Québec Ministry of Cultural Affairs"[3]).[4] It printed the work of many leading cartoonists of the era, many of whom were able to launch their careers through the magazine's help,[5] including animator Claude Cloutier.[6]

Croc begat another magazine, Titanic, dedicated entirely to comics.[4] Croc's publishers briefly distributed a localised edition of MAD magazine from 1991 to 1992, which adapted and translated existing MAD articles by replacing New York City references with Montreal ones.

For a number of reasons, Croc ceased publication in April 1995[1] after 189 issues.

See also


  1. ^ a b Isabella Maher (January 10, 2015). "Former staff of defunct Que. humour magazine talk Charlie Hebdo". Toronto Sun. Montreal. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Spalding, Eric (1995). Lorimer, Rowland (ed.). "La bande dessinée au Québec". Canadian Journal of Communication. 20 (4). doi:10.22230/cjc.1995v20n4a899. ISSN 1499-6642. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Potvin, Gilles. "Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on April 13, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Viau, Michel (June 24, 2002). "Breaking into the Quebec Market". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  5. ^ a b William Swift. "French Comic Strips". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Frame x Frame: Meet Filmmaker Claude Cloutier (interview)". Blog. National Film Board of Canada. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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