Camille Jourdy was born in Chenôve, France, in 1979. She studied Fine Arts in Épinal, where she also wrote her first book, Une araignée, des tagliatelles et au lit, tu parles d'une vie! (Drozophile, 2004). She is author and illustrator of children's books like Séraphine, ou le charmer incertain'(2006), Peau d'ours (2006) and Léopold (2008). She made three graphic novels starring the character Rosalie Blum'for Actes Sud between 2007 and 2009. Her latest children's graphic novel, Les Vermeilles, won the first prize at Angoulême Festival 2020.
chair Ilaria Tontardini
with Camille Jourdy
During an ordinary camping trip with her parents, Jo spots two tiny creatures riding tiny horses, quarreling. She follows them into the woods to find a magical realm, a mix of traditional fairy tales and Maurice Sendak. Special mention at the BolognaRagazzi Award 2020, awarded at the Angoulême Festival and the Salon de la Presse Jeunesse de Montreuil, Les Vermeilles is one of the most elegant, original and clever children's comics ever written. Her author - French cartoonist Camille Jourdy - tell illustration scholar Ilaria Tontardini how this little masterpiece came to be.
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