About the Author

Photo Philippe Coudray Couleurs




Phillipe Coudray loves drawing comics and working with his twin brother Jean-Luc, who is also a humorist. Philippe’s books are often used in the schools of France, his home country, where Benjamin Bear’s French cousin, Barnabé, has won many prizes. In the U.S., Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking was nominated for an Eisner Award.

When he was younger, Philippe spent many of his family vacations in the mountains. He says, “I wanted to write a story about a bear because I love drawing the mountains where they live.” In addition to his annual trip to Canada in search of Bigfoot, he enjoys creating stereoscopic images, and researching mythical creatures and other strange beasts.