from the June 2010 issue
Born in 1968, Fabrice Neaud is a graduate of the Fine Arts School. He started working on his ambitious autobiographical project in 1991. He is also the co-founder of Ego comme X, where the first volume of his Diary was published in 1996. It got a prize Alph'art (best work by a young artist) in Angoulême in 1997, and was honored with a retrospective at the festival in 2010. He is currently working on the fifth volume.
Translated from French by Edward Gauvin
Edward Gauvin has received fellowships and residencies from PEN America, the NEA, the Fulbright program, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has won the John Dryden Translation prize and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the French-American Foundation and Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prizes. Other publications have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Subtropics, World Literature Today, and Weird Fiction Review. The translator of almost 200 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Borders.
Photo credit: Vince Passaro