Robert S. Brantley, illustrated by Clement Oubrerie
Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie's award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world's best-loved artists. Pablo takes in Picasso's early life among the bohemians of Monmartre, his turbulent relationship with Fernande, and the development of a career that began in penury, continued on through scandal and frustration, and reached its climax with the advent of Cubism and modern art. This stunning graphic biography shows how Picasso's art developed through his friendship with the poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, the painter Georges Braque, as well as his great rival Henri Matisse.
Julie Birmant is a former Director of the prestigious Brussels film school INSAS. She has made documentaries on popular science for the RTBF (Radio Television Belge Francophone) and co-edited a number of issues of the Journal of Alternative Theatre. She writes plays and produces documentaries for France-Culture. Clément Oubrerie is a French artist. Born in Paris in 1966, he has illustrated over 40 books. He studied graphic arts at the ESAG before spending two years in the United States, where he published his first children's books. His first graphic novel, Aya of Yop City, was published in 2005. Aya won the First Book Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the Children's Africana Book Award, and the Glyph Award. It was also nominated for the Quill Award, the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list, and the Eisner Award, as well as making best-of lists in The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.