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Graphic Lit

from the June 2010 issue

from “Diary”

The following article contains scenes depicting nudity and sexual situations. Reader discretion is advised.

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From Le journal, by Fabrice Neaud. Published 1996 by Ego Comme X. Copyright 1996 by Ego Comme X. By arrangement with the publisher. Rights arranged through Nicolas Grivel. Translation copyright 2010 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.

Fabrice Neaud

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 won a Prix 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 prizes, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright program, Ledig House, 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 TimesHarper'sTin House, and Subtropics. The translator of more than 250 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Bordersand has written on the Francophone fantastic at Weird Fiction Review. In Spring 2019, he will be teaching at the 5th annual Bread Loaf Translators’ ConferencePhoto credit: Quitterie de Fomervault-Bernard © 2016.
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