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Boum (Samantha Leriche-Gionet) was born in Montreal in 1985. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in animation, she has seen her short films travel around the world. Since 2011, Boum has dedicated her time to creating comics. Her many works include A Small Revolution and her long-running, award-winning series Boumeries. She has a husband, two daughters, two cats, and a long to-do list.

Over the past fifteen years, Boum has suffered from a number of eye conditions. In March 2021, she became permanently blind in her right eye.









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