Peter Ricq is an award-winning creative force. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Director, Music Composer and Performer.
Even before completing his BFA in film animation at Concordia University in Montreal, Ricq was well on his way to creating a name for himself. In 2005, the artist and his partners sold their first animated TV series: “The League of Super Evil” (YTV, CBBC, NICK) which ushered him into his role as Art Director in 2007. Ricq went on to co-create and several other animated series with his creative collaborator Phil Ivanusic-Vallee including “Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion” (Teletoon, ABC3, Canal J) and “Freaktown” (Teletoon, Cartoon Network Asia, Disney SEA).
His band “HUMANS”, with partner Robbie Slade, released their first full-lengt in 2015 which was nominated for a JUNO that year and they followed up with a tour that included Osheaga, Coachella, SXSW and many more. The music video ‘Tell Me’ which he directed for HUMANS has been awarded a Leo Award and ‘Water Water’ was awarded a MMVA nomination for best MuchFact video.
Peter has released a graphic novel, Once Our Land, in 2016. The book has been well received by critics and has gone through it’s third print run. He’s currently completing it’s sequel and turning Once Our Land into a feature animated film.
He made a feature documentary film entitled ‘Come Together’ which he co-produced and co-directed in 2015. DEAD SHACK a horror/comedy was his narrative feature debut as a film director. Dead Shack has been screened at Sitges, London Fright Fest, VIFF, NIFFF, Toronto After Dark and Fantasia where it was awarded the Silver Prize for the best Canadian Feature.
Peter Ricq currently lives and works out of Vancouver Canada.