For a hyperactive, working from 9 to 6 is not enough, as was the case of Ladouceur. As soon as he got home, he swallowed quickly his meal, he deployed his drawing table and devoted himself to one of the many illustration contracts awaiting his magic touch. This was a convenient pretext for indulging in his passion but, objectively, drawing was an urgent need for him. He tolerated administrative duties but he needed replenisihment in his private bubble.
Few managers have a "hobby" that allows them to evacuate office pressures. Especially since this hobby allowed Ladouceur to create meaningful results that he could share with a larger audience. Let's not forget, in the fifties, printing presses were the main vector for written or visual content.