The pandemic … We can also laugh about it. This is what offers, with humor, the book of drawings Bye Bye Confinement!? unveiled Thursday at the Musée de la civilization in Quebec.
From the start of COVID-19, Geneviève Boivin temporarily lost her job as a graphic designer in a communication box. You had to occupy your time; So she set out to challenge herself to create one funny illustration a day by simply targeting social networks, “just for fun with friends”.
But now his drawings quickly caught the attention of Septembre Éditeur, who offered to make a book out of them.
“Me, an author!” Exclaimed with enthusiasm the one who was looking for an artistic project to mark her 50 years.
In Bye Bye Confinement!?, there is a large selection of drawings, memories and pandemic anecdotes. The author says she favored a “positive, funny, comforting and unifying” tone.
“If this publication can give readers as much pleasure as I did drawing, I will be very happy. As an artist and author, but also as a citizen! We’re all in the same boat, so bringing some comfort and color with a few strokes of the pencil is what drives me the most. “
Its editor praised its “resilience in the face of adversity”.
The launch of Bye Bye Confinement!? will take place on September 28, at the Musée de la civilization de Québec, which supports the project.
The public will then be able to obtain the book, but also one of Geneviève Boivin’s “pandemic-sympathetic” drawings during a silent auction for the benefit of the Fondation du Musée de la civilization. Around twenty original works will be offered to bidders.
For Stephan La Roche, president and director of the Musée de la civilization, “this magnificent publication is part of our ‘Document the pandemic’ project, which fulfilled a duty to remember”.
In addition, the latter did not fail to underline the success of frequentation, this summer, of the Museum of civilization, “which will have run at full capacity with a total of 95,000 visitors”. He also mentioned that four new exhibitions will be offered in the coming weeks.