from the March 2008 issue
From Get a Life (Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2005). By arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.
Born in Paris, Philippe Dupuy has been working in comics for nearly thirty years, mostly in collaboration with Charles Berberian, creating strips about their well-known character Mr. Jean. He and Berberian took the Grand Prize at the 2008 Angoul'me International Comics Festival. His other work includes Maybe Later and a book about Mexican drag queens, Arizona, and the reelection of President George Bush: Une élection américaine, published in France in 2006.
Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian have been collaborating for twenty-five years, with their most successful comic series, Monsieur Jean, selling over 120,000 copies in France. The anthology of their work, Get a Life, won an Angoul'me Alph-Art Award, one of the most coveted awards in the comic genre. Their work has appeared in The New Yorker and in drawn & quarterly and Dark Horse Presents. Phillipe Dupuy was born in Paris and Charles Berberian was born in Iraq. After having spent his childhood in Baghdad and later Beirut, Berberian settled as a teenager in Paris, where both he and Dupuy continue to live and work. Drawn and Quarterly has translated and published much of their work, including most recently Philippe Dupuy's Haunted.
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).