Dorothée de Monfreid was born in 1973 and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.

She has written and/or illustrated over 50 books (published at l’école des loisirs, Misma, Le Seuil, Gallimard, Hélium, Casterman and Bayard) which have been widely translated. She lives in Paris.

Her young reader series Les Toutous, (The Doggies) stages the everyday life of a pack of dogs and was published at l’école des Loisirs (13 episodes).


The first tome of her new graphic novel series, Mari Moto, was released at Le Seuil in April 2021. Since 2005, she has released a monthly illustration for the section entitled Les Petits Philosophes (The Small Philosophers) in Pomme d’Api (Bayard Presse). The series was published as hardback volumes in the BD Kids collection starting from September 2020.

Dorothée has also written comic books. Les Choses de l’amour, a cartoon series in black and white (Misma editions, 2020), is for adult readers and gathered her contributions to the newspaper Mon Lapin Quotidien (L’Association).


The comic strips of Ada & Rosie, mauvais esprit de famille, originally designed as blog posts for the newspaper Libération between 2017 and 2019, were published as a hardback volume with Casterman (2019). She has collaborated with L’atelier Mastodonte for Spirou (Dupuis) and is a founding member of the comic book magazine Capsule Cosmique (Milan Presse, 2004-2006).


Throughout her versatile stories and prolific drawings Dorothée gives free rein to her burlesque and unbridled imagination; she offers a characteristically joyful and sharp perspective on our lives.


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