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Martin Veyron

Martin Veyron

Martin Veyron was born in southwestern France in 1950.

In 1975, after obtaining a diploma from the art and design school Arts Déco in Paris, he founded a studio together with Jean-Claude Denis and Caroline Dillard. He then began to publish his first illustrations, in magazines such as Lui, L'Expansion, and Cosmopolitan.

Veyron got his start in comics in 1977 with the unforgettable Bernard Lermite in the magazine L'Echo des savanes, in which he also published Edmond le cochon and L'Amour propre (1982), the latter of which was republished by Albin Michel in 1983 and adapted for the cinema in 1985, with Veyron himself writing the screenplay.

Veyron would continue to publish Bernard Lermite in the magazine Pilote, and, in parallel, published numerous press cartoons and illustrations in Libération, Paris Match, Le Nouvel Observateur, and L'Événement du jeudi. Many of these illustrations were later republished as collections.

By 2001, Veyron had become an established name in the comics field, to the point that he was given the Grand Prix at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in 2001.

In 2009, he took back up an old theme with Blessure d'amour propre, with Dargaud. But rather than offering readers the sequel they'd been waiting for for 26 years, he offered them instead the story of aging comics author Martin Veyron...

In the years to follow, he published several other works with Dargaud, including the two-part series Marivaudevilles de jour and Marivaudevilles de nuit (2012) and the celebrated Ce qu'il faut de terre à l'homme (How Much Land Does a Man Need?, Europe Comics 2018), a timeless fable about man's greed.