EMMANUEL GUIBERT has written many graphic novels for readers young and old, among them the Sardine in Outer Space series, The Professor's Daughter with Joann Sfar, and Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope. Another of Guibert's recent works is The Photographer. Showered with awards, it relates a Doctors Without Borders mission in 1980s Afghanistan. Guibert lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. Originating from Burgundy (as do the best snails), MARC BOUTAVANT now lives and works in Paris. His work springs from a wry observation of life and the interaction of his friends and children. Their quirks of personality, mannerisms and reactions to situations are transposed onto his characters.