Léa Mazé


Léa Mazé grew up in Brittany, France, and studied animation at the Ecole Estienne in Paris. Then, almost by accident, she came across a course on comics. There, as she says, she “fell in love, finding in comics a childhood pleasure.” She decided to continue down that path, obtaining a degree in illustration. Her first complete work was Nora in 2015 (published by La Gouttière), followed by Elma, une vie d’ours (Dargaud; Elma – A Bear’s Life, Europe Comics), alongside Ingrid Chabbert, marking her as an up-and-coming comics artist. Elma, une vie d’ours got a nomination at the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, with another nomination to Léa Mazé for Best Painter/Digital Artist.

Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)