Born in 1974 in Chambray-lès-Tours (France), author and artist Hervé Bourhis developed a passion early on for superheroes, a universe that he discovered in the monthly magazine Strange in 1984. At the age of seven, he wrote his first comics script, titled Goldorak et les savants de Wachigtone, which will forever remain unpublished, perhaps due to his hesitant spelling. At the age of sixteen, his ardor was tempered somewhat when his art teacher told him comics were food for the dull. It was only three years later when he began to bounce back, as he found work as a web graphic artist. His first book was published in 2002 by publisher Humanoïdes Associés, Thomas ou le retour du tabou, which won the prestigious Goscinny prize, which recognizes the year’s best upcoming script-writer. His production has been prolific ever since, including the beloved Petit Livre series (Le Petit livre Beatles, Le Petit livre de la bande dessinée). He enters the Europe Comics catalog with the graphic novel Alas (Hélas, Dupuis 2010), alongside artist Rudy Spiessert.
Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)