Copyright by Florent Ruppert and Jéróme Mulot. First published as Les Pharoans d'Egypte. By arrangement with L'Association. Translation copyright 2007 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.
Florent Ruppert was born in Troyes in 1979. His publications include the fanzines Le Journal de l'Aventure (2002), Le Journal de l'Aventure diese 2 (2003), and Del Aventure (2004); and the books (all published by L’Association) Safari Monseigneur (2005), La Poubelle de la Place Vendôme (2006), and Panier de Singe (2006), for which he and Jérôme Mulot won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2007 Angoul'me International Comics Festival. His latest book, Barrel of Monkeys, again in collaboration with Jérôme Mulot, was published in 2013.
Florent Ruppert (Troyes, 1979) and Jérôme Mulot (Dijon, 1981) have published the fanzines Le Journal de l'Aventure (2002), Le Journal de l'Aventure diese 2 (2003), and Del Aventure (2004), and the books Safari Monseigneur (L'Association, 2005), La Poubelle de la Place Vendôme (L'Association, 2006), and Panier de Singe (L'Association, 2006), for which they won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2007 Angoul'me International Comics Festival.
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