The following list of authors and other professionals in the publishing industry focuses primarily on authors who have worked with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on recent projects. 


Dan Panosian

(Updated on 10/27/2014)

Born in Cleveland to artistic parents, Dan Panosian began his career in comics when he was only 14 as he sent an illustration to Marvel Comics who encouraged him to continue his work.

Soon after, he started working for the ad agency Continuity Graphics and for Marvel Comics in parallel. Upon entering the Marvel offices for the first time he was greeted by the same submissions editor who had replied the young Panosian years earlier. On his office wall was an illustration from the 14-year-old Dan Panosian.


John Pham

(Updated on 10/27/2014)
John Pham is a comic creator born in Saigon and raised in the United States.

Arthur de Pins

(Updated on 10/30/2014)
Arthur de Pins is a French illustrator and comic books author who has made a name for himself by exploring different creative modes. His major work Zombillenium testifies to his great creativity: this collection of graphic novels, which was an instant success both in France and the United States, has led him to collaborate with music band Skip the Use for the music video of “Nameless World” as well as to work on its adaptation on screen. READ MORE

Philippe Djian

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
After graduating from a school of journalism in Paris and doing a series of odd jobs, Philippe Djian began writing a few short stories and novels. READ MORE

Pierre Guyotat

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
Born in 1940, Pierre Guyotat is probably one the most controversial but recognized novelists of the later 20th century. Since Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers (Gallimard, 1965), which blends war scenes and sexual obsessions of a soldier during the Algerian War, his books became the subject of various polemics. READ MORE
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