French-Canadian artist and author Mikaël has been involved in the comics scene since 2001. Self-taught, he has published numerous titles for younger readers as writer, illustrator, and colorist. He has also illustrated many children’s books, with a very recognizable graphic style, full of color and nuance. In 2010 Mikaël received special mention in France for the Prix d’Ouessant in the youth category for Félice et le flamboyant bleu (published by PLB), and twice won the Grand Prix of the city of Quebec for volumes two and three of his series Promise with publisher Glénat (2015-2016). Since 2006, Mikaël has also been working on stories geared toward adult readers, with more realistic artwork, both solo and in tandem with other authors and artists. In this vein, publisher Dargaud in 2017 released the remarkable Giant, a two-part series that takes place in New York in the 1930s (published in English by NBM Graphic Novels, 2020). Mikaël followed that in 2019-2020 with the two-part Bootblack (Dargaud/Europe Comics), taking place once more in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. His most recent work includes Harlem (2022, Dargaud/Europe Comics), the highly anticipated final entry of his New York trilogy.
Country of origin: France, CanadaEurope Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)