This is not the first time that the name Frédéric Richaud, novelist and essay writer born in 1966 in the Vaucluse, has appeared on the cover of a comic book. He had previously co-written the series "Le Maître de peinture" with Makyo (illustration by Michel Faure, Glénat). He'd also adapted his own novel, "La Ménagerie de Versailles" under the title "Le Peuple des endormis" for the illustrator Didier Tronchet (Dupuis). Last but not least, he published "La Prison" (Glénat), with illustrations by Sicomoro. Alongside these forays into the world of speech bubbles, Frédéric Richaud pursued a successful career as a literary man, which he began in the late 90s. He published several biographies devoted to the writers Luc Dietrich, René Daumal and Boris Vian and regularly worked with many magazines (Le Figaro, Le Nouvel Observateur, L'Echo Savannah ...) But it was with works of fiction that Frederic Richaud was later noticed: including "Monsieur le jardinier", "La Passe au diable" and "Jean-Jacques", all published by Grasset and translated all over the world.