Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)
Clément Oubrerie was born in Paris in 1966. He first studied the fine arts in Grenoble before leaving for the United States, where he spent two years and published his first children’s books. Back in France, his creative streak continued, with his illustrating dozens of books over the ensuing years, including the award-winning Les Mille mots de l’info with publisher Gallimard. His transition toward comics and graphic novels came gradually, with Oubrerie making his mark in 2005 with the first volume of the series Aya de Yopougon (Gallimard). Over the years, he has accumulated a number of landmark titles, ranging from collaborations with Joann Sfar to, more recently, a series of biographical titles created alongside Julie Birmant. Their four-part series Pablo (Dargaud), recounting Picasso’s youth, and Isadora (Dargaud) which tells the incredible story of American dancer Isadora Duncan, have become major references in the genre. Most recently, the pair published the adventure series Renée Stone (Dargaud, Europe Comics in English), which follows a young Brtitish writer as she travels to Ethiopia in 1930.