Pascal Girard was born in Jonquière in 1981. He began filling the margins of his notebooks with drawings from his first day of school. As he was never able to rid himself of this good habit, he naturally decided to make it his career. He received his interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi in 2004. He moved to Quebec City and currently divides his time between his illustration career and drawing comics. His first two books, Dans un cruchon and Nicolas, shared the Réal-Fillion prize at the Quebec Francophone Comics Festival in 2006.
Translated from French by Helge Dascher
Helge Dascher is the translator of cartoonists David B., Baru, Guy Delisle, Dupuy & Berberian, Loustal, Michel Rabagliati and Stanislas, among others. Releases in 2007 included Aya, the Angoul'me award-winning debut by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, and White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet. Slated for 2008 are Douglas Wright Award winner Michel Rabagliati's Paul Goes Fishing, as well as Haunted, the latest solo effort by Angoul'me Grand Prix winner Philippe Dupuy, and The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle (all published by Drawn & Quarterly).