Richard Méril is a French illustrator and storyboard artist from Paris. His personal work draws inspiration from afrofuturism, anime, and hip-hop.
He graduated from L’école Émile Cohl Art School and since 2010, Méril has created Storyboards for many of Paris’s top animation and advertising agencies including Fred&Farid, STUDIO HARI, Marathon Media, and Xilam Animation. Méril is currently Storyboarder for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing world of Gumball.
Méril’s illustrations are full of characters with attitude. They are cool and confident, commanding the viewer’s attention. His use of saturated colours adds an element of fun and energy. All of those qualities can be see in the animated short which he directed, En bel so.