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Benjamin Lacombe | Paris

Benjamin was born in Paris in 1982. In 2001, he attended the scole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris where he pursued his artistic education. In addition to his studies, he worked as an advertising and animated movie artist before completing his first comic series at the age of 19, along with a few other illustrated books. His final project «Cherry and Olive», which he has both written and illustrated, became his first children’s book and was published in France by Les éditions du Seuil in March 2006. The following year, it was released by Walker Books (USA) and nominated one of the top 10 children’s books for the year 2007 in the U.S.A. by the prestigious weekly news magazine Time.