Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Exquisite Corpse is her first graphic novel to be published in the United States.
Penelope Bagieu has mastered a magic trick, and it is this:
Somehow, even as she suspends our disbelief, she can turn paper
into flesh. And ink becomes lifeblood...her characters not only
breathe and pulsate with vivid life. They also seem entirely,
organically authentic in their own skin. --The Washington Post
Funny and subversive, this sexy tale of a pompous and reclusive
author, his ex-lover and agent and the young woman who pierces this
closed circle (and completes the triangle) is beautifully told by
Bagieu, a major talent and bestselling author in her native France.
--The Miami Herald Bagieu crafts a fiendishly unexpected
denouement that combines feminist politics with a generous
affection for her heroine. --NPR
Wonderful . . . her cartooning style is a sheer delight. --Mental Floss
A funny and fresh exploration of authorship and a writer's relationship to fame...utterly charming.--Publishers Weekly