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Grégory Mardon

Grégory Mardon

Born in 1971 in Arras, Grégory Mardon worked with several teams of animators after completing a program of studies at the Gobelins School of Animation in Paris, where he studied the principles involved in elaborating backgrounds.

With these teams he contributed to the backgrounds and storyboards of numerous animation series produced in France, including Papyrus, Blake et Mortimer, Fantômette, and Diabolik. Concurrently, he made his initial forays into the field of comics by producing three complete four-panel stories that appeared in Spirou in 1998 en 1999.

In January 2000 he first attempted a full-length comic book with Vagues à l'âme, a magnificent narrative about his grandfather that was published by Humanoïdes Associés. He continued to pursue his career in animation until 2002, when the publication of his second album, "Cycloman" (Éditions Cornélius), together with Charles Berbérian, incited him to make the "big leap" to the world of comics.

It was then that he took on the complete authorship of a grand fresco on contemporary daily life with Corps à corps, published by the Aire Libre collection at Dupuis (Body and Soul, Europe Comics 2018). This work marked Grégory Mardon's definitive inclusion among the authors of large-scale adult-oriented comics. His talent was then confirmed by his comic book series Incognito (Dupuis 2005, Europe Comics 2016), about the infernal spiral of human relationships, to be followed closely after by Leçon de choses (Dupuis 2006; Object Lesson, Europe Comics 2017).

Perhaps one day we will get an animated film out of him...