Lena Sayaphoum

Artist

Léna Sayaphoum was born in Montpellier in 1989. Ever since the beginning, drawing has been at the heart of her life. Finding inspiration in the works of such artists as James Jean, Peter Chan, Craig Mullins, and Dice Tsutsumi, she gradually developed her own style, teaching herself the trade along the way. After studying 2D and 3D computer graphics, she went to work for a number of different studios, as a concept artist, modeler, texture artist, and posing and shadowing artist. With Grid VFX, she had the chance to work on such projects as Astérix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods. Her real passion was elsewhere, though. In parallel with her day jobs, she continued to develop her own creative worlds, sometimes fantasy, sometimes realistic, but always intensely personal. In 2017, together with Jérôme Hamon, she went to work on her first comics project, Emma & Capucine (Dargaud 2017; Emma and Violette, Europe Comics), linking her passion for drawing and illustration with her love for dance.

Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud Benelux (Belgium)