Fred Bernard

Guest of the 2018 Books & Music Festival

Fred Bernard published in 1996 his first youth albums: Mon ami crocodile with Albin Michel Jeunesse (author-illustrator), Warf, le pirate with PH Turin by Seuil (illustrator) and La reine des fourmis a disparu (writer) by Albin Michel, in collaboration with François Roca, awarded with several prizes (Goncourt jeunesse 1997, prix Sorcières 1996, prix Jérôme Main). Then, he made one or two albums per year with François Roca and L’Arche de Nino with his friend Nino Ferrer.
In May 2001, coming back from a journey in Africa, he explored the world of comics with La Tendresse des crocodiles. These works were followed by L’Ivresse du poulpe, Lily Love Peacock, La Paresse du panda… and many more. He got inspiration from the anecdotes of his grandfather, a former wine-grower, to publish at the end of 2013 Chroniques de la vigne with Glénat.

In 2016, his love for the Comté department – and good things in general - made him publish Chroniques de la fruitière, with the same publisher. Tireless and curious storyteller, he loves experimenting different types of writing and uses real-life models to re-invent them.
He lives in Paris and in the Bourgogne department.