Axelle Lenoir

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Axelle Lenoir (born 1979, Notre-Dame-du-La)[1][2] is a Canadian transgender comic book author who lives in Quebec.


Axelle Lenoir was introduced to comics very early; between the ages of 6 and 9, she discovered Philémon[3] and Spirou and Fantasio[1] in her father's comics collection.

She left home at the age of 16 to study visual arts at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy. In 1998, she moved to Rivière-du-Loup to take a course in graphic design.


After graduating, she returned to Quebec, where she was hired by a video game company. After four years, the company closed its animation department and she decided to start a career in comics[4] .

In 2005, she published her first comic book series, Mertownville.[5] It has two volumes: Lydia and 1951.

In 2020, Axelle Lenoir removed references to Harry Potter in her comic What if we were... because of J K Rowling's views on trans people. She replaced them with a reference to the heroines Adora and Catra from the animated series She-ra and the Princesses of Power, known for having featured LGBT characters.[6]

Personal life

She publicly announced her transition in 2019, in an interview with Curium, a magazine for teenagers where her comic series, What if we were... (Si on était...) was published every week.[7]


In English

  • What If We Were #2 (2023)
  • Secret Passages (2022)
  • Camp Spirit (2020)
  • What If We Were... (2019)

In French

  • Si on était, #2 (2022)
  • Passages Secrets (2020)
  • Si on était, #1 (2019)
  • L'Esprit du Camp #2 (2018)
  • L'Esprit du Camp #1 (2017)
  • Le Domaine Grisloire #2 (2015)
  • Le Domaine Grisloire #1 (2014)
  • French Kiss 1986 (2012)
  • Luck (2010)
  • Mertownville #3 (2007)
  • Mertownville #2 (2005)
  • Mertownville #1 (2005)

Awards and nominations

  • Best First Volume (2006), Lycéens Picards, for Mertownville #1[8]
  • Best Volume Published Abroad by a Québécois Writer (2011), Albéric-Bourgeois Prize, for Luck[9]
  • Bédéis Causa Prize (2013) for French Kiss 1986.
  • Québec Booksellers Prize (finalist, 2018), Comics Category, for L'Esprit du camp #1.[10]
  • Québec Booksellers Prize (finalist) for L'esprit du camp, #2[11]
  • Eisner Prize for What If We Were? (version anglaise de Si on était)[12][13]
  • Comic Book Prize (finalist, 2023) Trois-Rivières Book Fair, Youth Comics Category, for Si on était..., #2[14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Entretien avec Michel Falardeau". Archived from the original on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2023-10-16.
  2. "Reseña del cómic "El espíritu del bosque" de Axelle Lenoir". MondoSonoro (in español). 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  3. Interview sur, consulté le 27 septembre 2012
  4. Falardeau, Mira (2020). L'art de la bande dessinée actuelle au Québec. Presses de l'Université Laval. p. 120-121. ISBN 978-2-7637-4758-3.
  5. "20 bédéistes québécoises à lire". (in français). 8 March 2021. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  6. Alexandre Vigneault (2020-06-25). "Harry Potter retiré d'une bédé québécoise". La Presse (in français). Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  7. Vigneault, Alexandre (2019-05-28). "Axelle Lenoir: redessiner sa vie". La Presse (in français). Retrieved 2023-10-16.
  8. Article relatif au prix sur le site, consulté le 27 septembre 2012
  9. Post relatif aux prix sur le blog de l'auteur, consulté le 27 septembre 2012
  10. "Historique BD - Prix des libraires" (in français). 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2023-10-16.
  11. Genest, Catherine. "Geneviève Pettersen mène la course en vue des Bédéis Causa". (in français). Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  12. "Bandes dessinées | Ce que La Presse en pense". La Presse (in français). 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  13. "Les nommés des Eisner Awards 2021, avec Jousselin, Casanave, Cazot..." ActuaLitté.com (in français). Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  14. Alarie, Marie-Eve B. (2023-02-18). "Un Salon du livre "sans frontières"". L’Écho de Maskinongé (in français). Retrieved 2023-04-02.

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