Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)
Manu Larcenet was born in 1969. At the age of 10 he launched himself into the world of comic books: he began drawing them every day and would never look back. He joined Fluide glacial in 1994, and then everyone was after him — Spirou, Dupuis, Glénat… In 2000, he moved on to the collection Poisson Pilote (Dargaud) with Lewis Trondheim, creating Cosmonauts of the Future (Europe Comics 2016), followed by Les Entremondes with his brother, Patrice Larcenet. A few years later, he went on to create the magnificent Le Combat ordinaire (Ordinary Victories, Dargaud/Europe Comics). Meanwhile in 2001 he moved to the countryside. This significant existential turn would yield Le retour à la terre (Dargaud 2002, Europe Comics 2016, Back to Basics), which was elegantly scripted by his friend Jean-Yves Ferri. From 2008 to 2014, he dedicated himself to Blast (Europe Comics 2015): four volumes of complex, somber, tragic action, full to the brim with lavish humanity and fascinating savagery. In 2010 and 2012 he published the marvelous Peu de gens savent and Nombreux sont ceux qui ignorent, with Les Rêveurs, a publishing house he co-founded in 1997 with his friend Nicolas Lebedel. In 2012, he illustrated the Daniel Pennac novel Journal d’un corps published by Futuropolis-Gallimard. In 2015, he took on his first adaptation: Philippe Claudel’s masterpiece, Le Rapport de Brodeck, with Dargaud.