Benjamin Lacombe

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Benjamin was born in Paris in 1982. In 2001, he attended the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs of Paris where he pursued his artistic education. In addition to his studies, he worked as an advertising and animated movie artist before completing his first comic series at the age of 19, along with a few other illustrated books…

His final project “Cherry and Olive”, which he has both written and illustrated, became his first children’s book and was published by Les editions du Seuil in March 2006. The following year, it was released by Walker Books (USA) and nominated one of the top 10 children’s books for the year 2007 in the United States by the Time magazine.
Since then, Benjamin has written and illustrated numerous books. Benjamin exhibits his work on a regular basis. Among others, it has been displayed in the following art galleries: Ad Hoc Art (New York),L’art de rien (Paris), Dorothy Circus (Rome), Maruzen (Tokyo), etc…
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Benjamin lives and works in Paris with his dog Virgile, often found hiding among the pages of his books.

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