Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dupuis (Belgium)
Born in 1973 in Tours, Bruno Chevrier, otherwise known as Nob, has always harbored a boundless passion for all things comics and computers. He set up his first fanzine in college, and got first prize in the comic book competition of the Grenoble Comics Festival at the age of 16, and then another prize two years later in the student competition at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He came to Paris in 1994 to pursue his studies in visual expression. Once he'd finished, he got a job in a company that produced merchandise for TV cartoons, such as Looney Toons and The Simpsons. He then took part in a 'young talent' competition organized by Glénat that opened him the doors of Tchô ! magazine. Nob soon became one of the pillars of the publication with his series Bogzzz (four albums between 2002 and 2005) and Mamette, a series of comedy strips started in 2006 and amounting to six volumes, as well as three volumes of a parallel series entitled Les souvenirs de Mamette, and a spin-off series about cooking. Since 2004, Nob has also illustrated and scripted Mon ami Groumpf, published in D-Lire magazine and then as standalone comic books by Glénat. Nob was editor-in-chief and graphic designer of Tchô ! from 2001 all the way to 2008, before finally handing over the mantle. Even though Nob's name cropped up from time to time in Spirou from about 2004 onwards with his illustrations for Julien Neel's series Indien et Pingouin, it wasn't until around 2010 that we started to see more of him. First it was through the illustration and scripting of a few panels for the Atelier Mastodonte series, about the workshop of the same name led by Lewis Trondheim, of which he became a permanent member. Then in 2013 came his comedy series Dad (Dupuis; Europe Comics in English), which tells the story of a single dad with four daughters. Readers immediately took to it, and in March 2015, the series was at last published in comic book format by Dupuis. Nob today lives in a small village by the Pyrenees.