Country of origin: Belgium Europe Comics Publisher: Dupuis (Belgium)
Michel Bussi was born in France in 1965. He was a geography professor at the University of Rouen before publishing his first novel in 2006 (Code Lupin), and is now one of the most widely read French authors, most notably for his crime novels. In 2011 he published the award-winning mystery Nymphéas noirs, adapted as a graphic novel in 2019 by Fred Duval and Didier Cassegrain (Dupuis; “Black Water Lilies,” Europe Comics). His books have been translated in dozens of languages around the world and got a nomination at the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, with another nomination to Didier Cassegrain for Best Painter/Digital Artist.