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Marguerite Abouet

Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 1971. At the age of 12, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paris in order to pursue her education.She worked as a legal assistant in Paris while she wrote her first graphic novel, Aya. Before writing Aya, …read more

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Balak

Balak (aka Yves Bigerel)—Graduated from the Gobelins school of Animation in 2006, Balak works as a storyboard artists, 2D animator and TV show director in France. He works with Marvel Comics on the new digital Infinite Comics brand, under his real name (Yves BIGEREL), as a storyboard artist (Avengers VS X-men with Mark Waid, Guardians of …read more

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Boulet

Boulet is a French comic book creator and cartoonist born February 1, 1975 in Meaux, France. He was among the first French cartoonists to become famous by publishing a webcomic, starting in July 2004. Boulet studied art at the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. In 2001, he published his …read more

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Adrian Alphona

Adrian Alphona is a Canadian comic book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Runaways, which he co-created with writer Brian K. Vaughan. Slated to be pencilling the second volume of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane when writer Terry Moore took over writing duties from Sean McKeever, Alphona instead …read more

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Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant! Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Her …read more

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Chester Brown

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award­-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self-­publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at 23, and has been publishing with D+Q since …read more

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Secret Acres

“Not so secret anymore” (Douglas Wolk, Publisher’s Weekly), Secret Acres is a comics publishing company, founded in 2006. Currently, the company publishes story collections and original graphic novels. Secret Acres sells and distributes its creators’ mini-comics and other self- published works. Secret Acres can be seen exhibiting at better comics …read more

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Retrofit Comics

Retrofit Comics was founded by Box Brown and publishes short alternative-comics, roughly one every month or two. We are revitalizing the floppy comic format as a publisher with a diverse set of artists who have a strong dedication to quality of work and to comics as a medium. Debuting at …read more

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Penguin Random House Canada

Penguin Random House Canada is the Canadian division of Penguin Random House, the world’s most global trade book publisher. Among its many imprints are the venerable graphic novel line PANTHEON, and PRH also distributes books to the book trade, including graphic novels, for a variety of other publishers including DC …read more

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TRIP comix

Éditions TRIP is a small alternative publisher whose mandate is to raise awareness of Quebecois comics on the international market. We wish to encourage the creation of vivid artistic works and to promote them by means of publications, conventions, conferences, and exhibitions. Trip was created and is managed by Stanley …read more

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