Pauline Martin

Pauline Martin is a French artist, author and illustrator of comic books and children’s and teenagers’ books. She leaves her medical studies behind and enters the art school Ateliers de Sèvres, followed by the Higher Institute for Applied Arts where she is taught by Kilofer, Dupuis and Berberyan who are also her mentors.

Her work is published in Strips Magazine and she takes part in Comix 2000. For several years she has been working as a graphic designer in a publishing house, and at the same time she explores her own universe. She has published two autobiographical texts at Ego Comme X: La boîte (The Box) in 2000, and La meilleure du monde (The Best in the World) in 2001.

In 2004 together with David B. she publishes Leonora at Denoël Graphic. She is the author of several books: Ce que je sais de ma maman (What I Know about My Mom) and Mon grand frère (My Big Brother). She has illustrated Astrid Desbordes’ Les rêveries d’un hamster solitaire (Reflections of a Solitary Hamster), Le dîner surprise (The Surprise Dinner), Le goûter des Polipoils (The Breakfast of the Polipoils), Le Noël des Polipoils (The Christmas of the Polipoils) and Le Voyage d’un hamster extraordinaire (The Voyage of an Extraordinary Hamster).

In 2017 she won the Incorruptibles Magazine Award together with Eric Veillé for Maman à l’école.

Eric Veille

Eric Veillé is an author and illustrator of children’s and teenagers’ books. He studied applied arts at the Duperré School of Applied Arts in Paris, France.

He lived for two years in Cambodia. After working on the illustrations of an anthology of German poetry for Éditions Mango Jeunesse (2003), in 2008 he starts working on comic books for Éditions Cornélius; his first book there is Le sens de la vie et ses fréres (The Meaning of Life and Its Brothers).

He has worked as a graphic designer and as a creative director for Éditions Seuil Jeunesse but in 2012 he decides to devote himself completely to writing and illustrating children’s books.

Since then he has published many books with Actes Sud Junior: Maman à l’école (Mum at School), illustrated by Pauline Martin (2015), Mon imagier après la tempête (My Pictures after the Storm) (2014), Les secrets de l’école, où vont les maîtresses après le coucher du soleil? (School Secrets: Where Do the Teachers Go after Sunset?) (2014), Un Monstre à chaussettes (A Sock Monster) (2014), Le bureau des papas perdus (The Bureau of Misplaced Fathers), illustrated by Pauline Martin (2013), Tout sur le grand méchant loup (Everything about the Big Bad Wolf) (2013), Sorcières à chatouiller (Tickle the Witches) (2013), Pirates à tartiner (Pirate Spread) (2013) as an author and illustrator, as well as the Lionel series in 2016.

Piotr Socha

Piotr Socha (b. 1966) — a graphic designer and illustrator, graduate of the Academy of Fine Art and Design of Warsaw. He is one of the most popular Polish cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers. He grew up among bees, as his father was a beekeeper.