Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)
Born in 1965 in Rouen, France, Frédéric Duval first studied history. He completed his master’s degree by studying the caricatures of a newspaper during the Dreyfus Affair. He published his first book, 500 fusils, in 1995. In 2008, for comics publisher Delcourt, he published the science fiction series Meteors, illustrated by Philippe Ogaki, before tackling an old dream with illustrator Zanzim: to adapt Tartuffe as a graphic novel. In 2010, he then published the first volume of the speculative fiction series Nico (Dargaud), alongside Philippe Berthet. In 2016, he wrote the tenth volume of XIII Mystery (Dargaud), under the direction of Jean Van Hamme. The year 2018 marked the release of his latest science fiction series, Renaissance (Dargaud; Europe Comics in English), alongside Emem and Fred Blanchard. His most recent work is the masterful literary adaptation Nymphéas Noirs (Dupuis; Black Water Lilies, Europe Comics), illustrated by Didier Cassegrain, that also got a nomination at the 2020 Eisner Awards for Best Digital Comic, with another nomination for Didier Cassegrain for Best Painter/Digital Artist.