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Kerascoët is the joint pen name of the French illustrators, comics and animation artists Marie Pommepuy (b. 1978) and Sébastien Cosset (b. 1975). A married couple, they met while attending the Olivier de Serres art school. They chose their pen name in 2000 after the hamlet of Kerascoët in Brittany where Pommepuy grew up.

Kerascoët have worked on numerous bandes dessinées as well as the animated television series Petit vampire, children's books, and in advertising. Several of their comics have been published in English to critical acclaim. They were nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel for Beauty, and for an Eisner Award for their comic Beautiful Darkness.

Selected Bibliography

- Donjon Crépuscule (104 & 105), written by Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar, Delcourt, 2005; Dungeon Twilight (2 & 3), NBM, 2006-2010
- Miss Pas Touche, written by Hubert, Dargaud, 2006-2009; Miss Don't Touch Me, NBM, 2009
- Jolie ténèbres, written by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann, Dupuis, 2009; Beautiful Darkness, Drawn & Quarterly, 2014
- Beauté, written by Hubert, Dupuis, 2011-2013; Beauty, NBM, 2015
- Paul & Antoinette, Enchanted Lion Books, September 2016


Tour Program


Thursday October 27, 2016
3pm: Center for Cartoon Studies

  • Friday October 28, 2016

99 Mt. Auburn Street (downstairs)
Cambridge, MA 02138


Saturday October 29, 2016 - MICEXPO FESTIVAL  

University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

An in-depth look at the creative processes of four accomplished cartoonists with markedly different working methods. The artists will reveal the steps and stages they go through to take a comic from story to finished product, and explore the relationship between process and visual style.

MICE Panels are located in the Lecture Hall on the Second Floor and Workshops take place in the Lower Level of University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA


Sunday October 30, 2016
Micexpo Festival

Tuesday November 1, 2016
7pm: Drawing the unspeakable
Columbia University
Butler Library, room 523
535 W 114th Street (entrance on campus side)

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Comics Association join Comics@Columbia to present a conversation with French cartoonists Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse, discussing the challenges of conveying powerful emotions in a medium often wrongly dismissed as trivial.
This event, moderated by cartoonist Kriota Willberg, is part of the FRENCH COMICS FRAMED festival.


Friday November 4
4pm: Talk at University of Washington, Department of French and Italian Studies
With Professor Richard H. Watts
Communication Bdlg (CMU 226), University of Washington, Seattle


Saturday November 5, 2016
Special guests at Short RUN FESTIVAL


Monday November 7, 2016
6-8pm: Booksigning at Floating World Comics
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209


Tuesday November 8, 2016
10-11h45am: Talk at Portland State University, at College of Liberal Arts & Science, suivi d’un lunch