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Christophe Gaultier

Christophe Gaultier

Christophe Gaultier is a comic book artist originally from Chateauroux. Degreed in visual communication, he spent ten years working in animation and participated in the critically praised production 'Les Triplettes de Belleville'. He also worked as an illustrator for publishers like Fleurus and Milan and turned to comic book art around the turn of the century. He created his first comic with Alexandre Thomas, called 'Grise Mine' for Éditions Paquet in 2000.

He then began a fruitful collaboration with writer Sylvain Ricard, with whom he created the albums 'Banquise' (Soleil, 2003) and 'Kuklös' (Soleil, 2004), as well as the series 'Le Cirque Aléatoire' (Treize Étrange). Together with Sylvain and Bruno Ricard, he made the autobiographical 'Clichés Beyrouth 1990' for Les Humanoïdes Associés in 2004, while Gaultier and Sylvain Ricard teamed up with Jean-David Morvan for 'Guerres Civiles' (Futuropolis, 2006-2008).

By 2006, Gaultier published his first solo comic 'Demi-course et Casquette Motul' with Dupuis. He wrote and drew the one shot 'Le Suèdois' for Futuropolis in 2009 and the historical fiction 'Le Fantôme de l'Opéra', based on the work of Gustave Leroux, for Gallimard between 2011 and 2013. Gaultier then created the diptych 'Tombé du Ciel' with Charles Berberian (Futuropolis, 2011), 'Le Loup-Garou de Solvang' with Jerry Frisen (Les Humanoïdes, 2011), the children's comic 'Les Profondeurs d'Omnihilo' with Thomas Cadène (Bayard, 2013, and he made a comics biography of Gauguin with Maximilien Le Roy for Lombard in 2013.