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11.04.2011

Who is Jul ?

Cartoonist and author of comic books, Jul is also a multi-graduated artist. He has a PHD in History, is a researcher in sinology, and a successful candidate of l’Ecole Normale Supérieure. Jul has also taught Chinese history. He finally decided to devote himself to drawing and began to sketch for the French newspaper Nouvel Observateur, and for Charlie Hebdo in 2001. He is also working for Philosophy Magazine, Lire,  Les Echos, l’Humanité, Marianne, Le Point, Fluide Glacial, etc.. Known for his cartoons for a long time, his first album Il faut tuer José Bové gave him a large public and has been very well received. Then, he has published La Croisade s’amuse, Journal intime de Mme Ben Laden, which parodies the clash of civilizations ; Le Guide du moutard , describing how to survive nine months of pregnancy – for which he received the Goscinny prize in 2009 – and Silex and the City. His latest book La Planète des Sages was just released. It is a comic encyclopedia of philosophy, created in collaboration with Charles Pépin,"a pantheon in honor of the great thinkers, from Heraclitus to Luc Ferry. "

 

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