Marc Bouyer is a French character designer, visual development artist, and 3D modeler. Originally from Marseille, France, he now lives and works in London, England. He is a member of the S.T.E.A.K. Kollective, and has worked for companies including Nickelodeon, Ankama, Golden Wolf and Feed me Light.
Georges Beuville was a French illustrator and painter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he worked in advertising, sculpture, set design, comics and cinema.
He was born in Calvados, France, in 1902. As a young boy, Beuville enjoyed wandering the countryside and he participated in hunting with his father and uncle. He studied Decorative Arts at l’École Germain-Pilon (now École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art), in Paris.
Philippe Druillet is a ground-breaking French comics artist and creator. He is best known for his large-scale science fiction tales of gothic worlds, aliens and adventurers.
Born 1944, in Toulouse, France. Druillet spent the first eight years of his life in Figueiras, Spain. Returning to France in 1952 after the death of his father. A fan of science fiction and comics, his favourite writers were H. P. Lovecraft and A.E. van Vogt. He would draw for fun. At 16 years old, after graduating from high school, Druillet worked as a photographer for a couple of years. His photographs were published in many international books on cinema and fantasy.
Cyril Bonin is a French comic book writer and artist. Born in Montceau-les-Mines, France, Bonin studied Fine Arts in Mâcon, then Decorative Arts in Strasbourg before completing DESS (masters degree) in Computer Graphics, where he focused on Image Synthesis.
After graduating, Bonin began working as a graphic designer for a small video production company. He stayed there for almost two years while illustrating on the side. In 1996, writer Roger Seiter approached him to illustrate a new series called Fog. Set in 19th Century London the story follows the crimes of Jack the Ripper. The series went to eight volumes, published by Casterman between 1999 to 2004.
David Maingault is a French character designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist. Maingault has worked for Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Ankama. He is currently a Character Designer at Cartoon Network.
Maingault studied Animation at L’École des métiers du cinéma d’animation in Angoulême, France. His graduation film, Tacky, Sticky & Glutinous, depicted a man lost between his dreams and his frustrations. The short earned Maingault a lot of praise and was featured on many blogs. If you check out his Vimeo page you will find lots more great short and test animations he produced while studying.
Anthony Vivien is a French visual development and color board artist. Vivien has worked as a visual development artist for Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and Brunch Studio.
During an almost two years stint at Ankama Animation, he worked as Co-Author & Artistic Director on a series called Muffin Jack and Jeremy.
He studied at The school of animation and CGI, Supinfocom (now known as MOPA) for 4 years. He dropped out the school to make a short movie called Salesman Pete and the amazing stone from outer space, with his friends Marc Bouyer and Mac Loubaresse. The face-paced action of the short, and its particular brand of humour, reminds of the old LucasArt games, particularly Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road. The trio went on to form S.T.E.A.K. Kollective.
Apolline Etienne is a French freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She began her career in art as an abstract painter. She exhibited her paintings in the UK, France, New York and the Netherlands. However, the desire to tell stories led her to pursue illustration and study animation in Brussels.