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Graphic Lit

from the February 2014 issue


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Jeanine © Matthias Picard & L'Association, 2011. Rights arranged through Nicolas Grivel Agency. Translation © 2014 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.


Matthias Picard

Matthias Picard was born in Reims, the capital of Champagne, and graduated from the School of Fine Art in Strasbourg. He was a member of a collective called Troglodyte and worked at the fanzine Escquillettes. Sections of his graphic novel, Jeanine, about his neighbor in Strasbourg, appeared in the magazine Lapin. The book was published by L’Association in May 2011. He is also the author of La Comète. His new book Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision will be published in 2014 by Abrams. He lives and works in Paris, France.

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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