Mariam was born in 1985 in the suburbs of Paris, at a time when there were still no smartphones or internet, but a lot of books in the public library and a lot of cartoons on television. So, while the other kids were playing in the park, she read frenetically and watched a lot of TV. First result: she was as near-sighted as a mole at seven years old. Second result: Mariam is now a cartoon scriptwriter and, more recently, a comic book writer! In 2009, she started her career in cartoons at Gaumont Animation, before founding in 2015 La Chouette Compagnie, an animation studio based in Montreuil and Angoulême, where she now works as a writer, producer and director. In 2019, she won the Laurier Jeunesse award for the series Le Monde selon Kev, which she co-directs as well as directing the writing. The series was also adapted as a comic book in 2019 by Le Lombard (The World According to Kev, Europe Comics). With Monster Délices (Le Lombard; Monster Delights, Europe Comics) she proposes with her co-author (Sylvain Dos Santos, who is also her partner) a mix of all her favorite things in the world: pastry, family, and magic!
Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Le Lombard (Belgium)