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Christelle Pecout

Invited to the 2017 Books & Music Festival

Born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1976, Christelle Pécout was adopted in Marseille. She discovered comics with Moebius and the manga with Akira. After studying fashion design in Marseille and Paris, she graduated in 1996 from the school of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She entered the ESI (Angoulême Fine Arts), comics option, and obtained her DNAP in 1999. In 1999/2000, she attempted the adventure of the Internet bubble by making a few websites, then she returned to comics. She then moved to Paris where she currently lives, in the XIIIe arrondissement, in the heart of the Asian quarter. From 2013 to 2015, she worked on her project K-SHOCK, on K-pop for Glénat. At the same time, she drew a biopic BD by Björk, based on the script by Guillaume Lebeau, released on November 12, 2015. She often travels to Asia, a region which interests her because of her origins, but which also fascinates her particularly with its energy, and its popular cultures mixing modernity and tradition. Her main inspirations are photography, travel, and she kept from her studies of fashion design the taste of costume and clothing.