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Graphic Lit

from the February 2011 issue

from “A Taste of Paradise”

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From Le goût du paradis, by Nine Antico. Copyright 2010 by Nine Antico. Rights arranged through Nicolas Grivel. Translation copyright 2011 by Anjali Singh. All rights reserved.


Nine Antico

Born in the early 1980s, Nine Antico is a French illustrator and cartoonist. She started her career with a fanzine, Rock This Way, in which she combined her two passions: rock and illustrations. She is currently working for magazines such as Nova, Trax, and Muteen, and her work is exhibited in Point Éphèmère and by the Arts Factory. Her first book, Le goût du paradis, has been acclaimed by journalists and nomintaed for the first best album in the Angoulême Festival 2009. She has contributed a short story in the anthology Summer of the 80s published by Arte and Dargaud. In 2011, her two new books are in the selection of Angoulême Festival: Coney Island, a marvellous crossover between pinup Betty Page and Linda Lovelace, published by L'association, and Girls, Don't Cry, published by Glénat. She will be a special guest in Fumetto, Switzerland, and in residency in Los Angeles in 2011.  She will illustrate pages about the Velvet Underground in the second volume of Rock Strips, by Vincent Brunner, published by Flammarion.

Translated from French by Anjali Singh

A literary fiction editor with a soft spot for graphic novels, Anjali Singh has worked with a number of international comics artists, including Marjane Satrapi, David B., and Posy Simmonds. Her graphic novel translations from the French include Persepolis 2, Embroideries, and Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi; The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar (co-translator, with Alexis Siegel); Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters; and Marzi by Marzena Sowa and Sylvain Savoia (forthcoming from Vertigo, September 2012). She is currently a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, where she is looking to acquire literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and (of course) graphic novels.

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