Emile Bravo was born in Paris in 1964, and around the same time started scribbling on anything he could find. When he realized that drawing is a rather marvelous tool for storytelling, he started on illustrated stories. Much later, when he discovered that this is actually a job (otherwise known as a “comics artist”), he took his chances and stepped into this unknown and hostile territory… Luckily, he was accompanied by his old accomplice Jean Regnaud, with whom he made his debut with “Aleksis Strogonov,” with Dargaud. He started making friends with other explorers (Sfar, Blain, Guibert) who encouraged him in his comic book quest, and with whom he eventually founded the Atelier des Vosges. He then produced “Les épatantes aventures de Jules” (1999 Dargaud, 2016 Europe Comics “The Amazing Adventures of Jules”), which won him public acclaim. A few more comics down the line, and Emile Bravo took on Dupuis’ flagship series, Spirou and Fantasio, giving it his own personal twist. He addressed all the questions he himself had about the famous bellboy: How did a young hotel porter become the adventurer that we know and love today? Has he ever been in love? What are his beliefs? How did his indefatigable friendship with Fantasio come about? Well, you’ll find all the answers in “Le Journal d’un ingénu, une aventure de Spirou et Fantasio par Emile Bravo,” which won him the 2008 RTL comic book award!