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 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-length 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 videos ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Breakfast with LIZ’ which he directed for HUMANS has been awarded Leo Awards and ‘Water Water’ was awarded a MMVA nomination for best MuchFact video.
Peter released a graphic novel called Once Our Land, in 2016. The book has been well received by critics and has gone through its fourth print run. He’s completed its sequel and is 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 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.