Dorothée de Monfreid lives and works in Paris; she was born in 1973.

Dorothée graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, where she studied graphic design. She has written and/or illustrated fifty-two books, published by such major French publishing houses as l’école des loisirs, Gallimard, Hélium and Casterman. She has been translated into twenty-one foreign languages.


Among her numerous artistic collaborations there are regular contributions to Mon Lapin Quotidien (an independent quarterly newspaper), L’Atelier Mastodonte in Spirou magazine, and a monthly illustration of Les P’tits Philos in Pomme d’Api (Bayard Presse, for young children).

She has also co-founded the comics magazine Capsule Cosmique (Milan Presse, 2004-2006).



Since 2017, her weekly comic strip Ada & Rosie has been capturing the everyday life of a Parisian family; it is released on the website of Liberation, a major French daily. Ada & Rosie is to be published as an album (Éditions Casterman, March 2019).

Her greatly versatile stories and illustrations are characterised by a sense of humour verging on the burlesque, as well as by acute insights into of how we live today.