Yvon Roy was born in Montréal Canada and has been an illustrator since 1994. He was the 16th President of the Illustrator Guild of Quebec (now Illustration Québec) and was awarded at the Montreal Biennale of Illustration in 2000. He has worked for many major companies and institutions, including the Canadian Museum of History, and the Chaplin family.
From 2005 onwards, Roy published a series of children's books and many other collaborative works as an author and illustrator. In 2017, he published his first graphic novel, Little Victories, describing his relationship with his autistic son. The book, now published in 6 languages, has won many awards including the Literary award for citizenship of the Maine-Loire region. (France 2018); the Handi-Livres prize from the Handicap & Society Fund (France 2018); special mention for the human values of the Ecumenical Jury of Angoulême, the largest comic strip festival in Europe (2018); the Inspireo Award (Paris 2019); and the 2020 CALQ Prize as the Artist of the Year for the City of Laval.
With Rez Dogs, Roy wants to reach all parents and share his discoveries and experiences about creative parenting, especially when it comes to having a special kid.