illustration ©2003 Florence Cestac

 

FLORENCE CESTAC

Born in 1949, Florence Cestac studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Rouen, and the Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She co-founded Bonbel, an artist collective in Rouen, and in 1972 she co-founded Paris’ first comics bookstore, Futuropolis, and later a publishing company with the same name. Cestac’s work has appeared in magazines including Ah Nana!, Métal Hurlant, Charlie Mensuel, Pilote and Chic. Her books include Cauchemar Matinal, Comment Faire de la Bédé, La Guerre des Boutons, Le Démon de Midi, Je Veux Pas Divorcer and Survivre & Noël. Her most recent publications are La Véritable Histoire de Futuropolis, Je Voudrais Me Suicider Mais J'ai Pas le Temps, and Le Démon de Midi, which was awarded a prize at the Angoulême Comics Festival. This best seller is now being adapted for the stage and film. In 2000, the Angoulême Festival rewarded Florence Cestac with the “Grand Prix de la Ville d’Angoulême” for her body of work, and her comics autobiography La Vie D’Artiste was published in 2002 by Dargaud. Illustration by Florence Cestac appears in:


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