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François Schuiten

François Schuiten

Photo: Isabelle Franciosa/Casterman


Artist, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

François Schuiten was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1956. His father was a prominent architect who had a tremendous impact on Françcois’s architecturally inspired stories. His series The Obscure Cities, in collaboration with writer Benoît Peeters, has remained an international favorite, now boasting nine graphic novels and several additional books and short films after three decades. Late in 2012, the series won the coveted Gaiman Award as the number one translated foreign comic book series in Japan. As a production designer, François has worked on a several movies, including The Perils of Gwendoline, Taxandria, The Golden Compass, and most recently, Mars et Avril. The Leaning Girl, an Obscure Cities graphic novel, will be published in English for the first time in November 2013, from Alaxis Press.