Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud Benelux (France)
Zidrou (Benoît Drousie) was born in 1962 in Brussels. Starting out as a teacher, he began writing books and songs for children in the early ’90s. In 1991, he met the illustrator Godi with whom he created L'Elève Ducobu (Le Lombard 1997, Ducoboo, Cinebook 2006). And thus his career as a comics writer began! He created numerous series for children and teenagers, from Crannibales to Tamara and Sac à Puces, all with Dupuis, as well as Scott Zombi, published by Casterman. Zidrou also took over the series La Ribambelle (Dargaud). In addition, he is the author of the more realistic but no less sensitive La Peau de l'ours (Dargaud 2012, Bearskin Europe Comics 2015), Lydie (Dargaud 2010), Les Folies Bergère (Dargaud 2012, Europe Comics 2015), La Mondaine (Dargaud 2014, Vice Squad Europe Comics 2016), and Les 3 Fruits (Dargaud 2015). In 2015, Zidrou was back in fine form with three new titles published by Dargaud, across multiple genres: Bouffon, with Francis Porcel; a new family series called Les Beaux Étés, with Jordi; and, in collaboration with Philippe Berthet, a thriller set in the deepest and darkest regions of Australia, Le Crime qui est le tien. Finally, with Le Lombard he also embarked upon the African Trilogy with artist Raphaël Beuchot, including Le Montreur d'histoires (Once Upon a Time in Africa, Europe Comics 2017), Tourne-disque (2014; Turntable, Europe Comics 2017) and Un tout petit bout d'elles (2016; A Little Piece of Her, Europe Comics 2017).