Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault (born 1978) is an award-winning Canadian illustrator living in Montreal, Quebec.


She was born in Sept-Iles and received a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal. After completing her studies, she specialized in illustration. Arsenault has won awards from competitions sponsored by Communication Arts, American Illustration and Applied Arts.[1][2]

In 2005, she won the Governor General's Award for French-language children's illustration for Le Coeur de Monsieur Gauguin; the text was by Marie-Danielle Croteau.[1] She won the same award in 2013 for her illustration of the graphic novel Jane, le renard et moi with text by Fanny Britt; this book also won the Joe Shuster Award for outstanding artist, the Prix Bédélys [fr] and the Prix Réal-Fillion [fr][3] and the English translation Jane, the fox and me was named to the New York Times list of the ten best illustrated books for children for 2013.[4] Migrant, illustrated by Arsenault, was named to the New York Times' list for 2011.[5] In 2012, she won the Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration for Virginia Wolf; Kyo Maclear provided the text.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Isabelle Arsenault". Kids Can Press.
  2. ^ "Conférences de diplômé(e)s de l'École de design" (in French). UQAM.
  3. ^ "Jane, le renard et moi" (in French). Les Éditions de la Pastèque.
  4. ^ "La BD Jane, le renard et moi sur la liste du New York Times" (in French). ICI Radio-Canada.
  5. ^ "Isabelle Arsenault dans le palmarès du New York Times". Le Devoir (in French). November 15, 2011.