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Lewis Trondheim

Lewis Trondheim is a French cartoonist, graphic novelist, and co-founder of the independent publishing group l'Association. Active in both comics and short stories since the 1980's, Trondheim debuted with 1992's Les formidables aventures de Lapinot (English: The Spiffy Adventures of McConey), which today boasts ten official volumes. His book, Slaloms, won the Alph'Art Coup de coeur in 1993 and marked the beginning of an intensive period, during which several of his more well-known works have been released, including La Mouche and the thirty-volume Dungeon, a kaleidoscopic series co-written with Joann Sfar.


Since "retiring" from the comic strip in 2004, Trondheim joined the editorial team at Delcourt, where he directs Shampooing, a comic collection aimed at younger readers. In total, he has written or been involved as a collaborator with nearly 150 graphic storytelling projects. In 2005, he was named Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters, and in 2006, Trondheim was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Selected Bibliography:

In English, two volumes of McConey have been pubished by Fantagraphics, who have also published several of Trondheim's shorter pieces in the comic The Nimrod. Dungeon and Little Nothings are published in both comic book and graphic novel formats by NBM.

Among his extensive French bibliography, standouts include Les formidables aventures de Lapinot and Donjon (both translated into English), collections such as Genèses apocalyptiques and Approximate Continuum Comics, and conceptual work, including Psychanalyse and Le dormeur.