Réal Godbout is a Quebec writer and comic book illustrator, best known for his Michel Risque and Red Ketchup series which he co-created with his long-time friend Pierre Fournier.

In the 70’s, Godbout published his comic strips in periodicals such as BD and L’Illustré, and in the daily Le Jour. He joined the magazine Croc with its first issue where he co-created, co-wrote and illustrated the Michel Risque and Red Ketchup series. Both series have been reprinted by La Pastèque of Montreal.

More recently, his work has contributed educational strips to the young readers’ magazine Les Débrouillards, and he made headlines with his award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s novel Amerika. In 2015, collaborating with his daughter Adèle, Godbout wrote and illustrated a fable, Avant l’Apocalypse. Godbout teaches comic art at the University of Québec in Outaouais.