Diane Obomsawin

Diane Obomsawin is a cartoonist and animator of Abenaki descent who calls Montreal home. Born in 1959, she grew up mainly in France, where she began her career as a graphic artist. She returned to Montreal in the early 1980s and made the natural leap to comic books, illustration and painting. For the next two decades, she would be a mainstay of Quebec’s underground comic book scene, during which time she became better known under the pseudonym “Obom.” In 1992, she created her first animated short, L’abominable microbe, launching a long and wild adventure in filmmaking.