Marc Bourgne knew very early on that he'd be a comic book writer, but being as enamored with history as he is with story-writing, he started off by doing an MA in History at the Sorbonne. He even worked as a teacher for a few months, before he was spotted by Dargaud and asked to contribute to the "Génération éponyme" collection. He wrote and illustrated "Etre libre," a book about two teenagers growing up in the US, his go-to backdrop. This series soon got him recognized as one of the new masters of realism, to the extent that he was entrusted with illustrating the continuation of "Barbe Rouge." But he missed writing his own stories, so, while still continuing his work on "Barbe Rouge," he created "Frank Lincoln," which gave him scope to illustrate the backdrops of the country he'd studied for his thesis, Alaska. Ever since, Bourgne flits between writing and illustration. As an avid historian and comic book fan, he's just as able to recite the life events of Charles 1st as he is to illustrate the latest exploits of "Michel Vaillant", "All Watcher" or the "I.R.$ Team." As they say, variety is the spice of life!