Christelle Pecout

Invited to the Books & Music Festival 2017

Born in Seoul (South Corea) in 1976, Christelle Pécout was adopted in Marseille. She discovered comics with Mœbius and manga with Akira. After her design studies in Marseille and in Paris, she graduated in 1966 at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She attended the ESI (Beaux-arts d’Angoulême), specializing in comics, and obtained a DNAP certificate in 1999. In 1999/2000, she tempted the adventure of the Internet bubble creating some websites, and then she resumed her comics activity. She moved to Paris where she currently lives, in the XIII arrondissement, in the heart of the Asian district. From 2013 to 2015, she has been working on her own project called K-SHOCK about K-pop for Glénat. In parallel, she drew a comics biopic by Björk, from the script made by Guillaume Lebeau, published on November 12, 2015. She frequently travels to Asia, a region she loves for her origins, but also, and particularly, for its energy, its popular cultures combining modernity and tradition. Her main passions are photographing and travelling. Her designed studies instilled to her the passion for costumes and clothes.