Born in 1971, Didier Poli is an artist, illustrator, and artistic director. He first studied the applied arts at the Émile Cohl school in Lyon, followed by the prestigious Gobelins visual arts and communication school in Paris. By the end of the 1990s, his diploma gave him the opportunity to enter the world of animation, including the Disney studio in Montreuil (Paris), where he worked on Tarzan and The Emperor's New Groove. In 2001, Didier became artistic director for the video game company Kalisto Entertainment. In parallel, he began to make his mark in the comics world, as the artist for such series as L'Enfant orage (Humanoïdes Associés) and Neige foundation (Glénat). Around 2010, he created the Elyum studio, and contributed to projects including Le Petit prince (Glénat). In 2013, he published the first volume of Elric as well as the first two volumes of Seigneurs de Guerre, both with Glénat. He then served as artistic director for Glénat for a series of books on Greek mythology, followed by the fantasy series 5 Terres with Delcourt. His most recent work includes the first volume of the epic saga Les Âges perdus (Dargaud; The Lost Ages, Europe Comics), alongside scriptwriter Jérôme Le Gris.
Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)