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Author biography Jul

What with his substantial experience in social and political parody, and fifteen years of press drawing for the big French newspapers, Jul is something of an exception in the world of satirical comic books. Having been brought up on Monty Python and Marx Brothers as well René Goscinny and "Hara-Kiri," and being just as captivated by "Nuls" as by Matt Groening, Jul is at a crossroads of diverse influences. He was born in 1974. After his studies, he became a university professor of Chinese history before directing his energies towards press illustration. He got into "Nouvel Observateur" in 1998, and then drew for "La Dépêche du Midi," "Marianne" and, from 2000 to 2012, for "Charlie Hebdo." Since then, he's contributed to "Lire," "Philosophie Magazine," "Psychologies Magazine," "L'Huma," "Échos" and also "Fluide Glacial." In 2005, he published his first comic book album, "Il faut tuer José Bové" (Albin Michel), a dizzying dive into the world of anti-globalization. The album had great success with readers. In 2006 he released his second album, "La croisade s'amuse" (Albin Michel), which parodies the clash of civilizations. In 2007, his album "Le Guide du moutard pour survivre à 9 mois de grossesse" (Albin Michel) was awarded the René Goscinny prize. He published his first series, "Silex and the city" (Dargaud) in 2009. The TV adaptation was diffused on Arte, maintaining its spot on prime time TV for four seasons!

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