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Guillaume Bianco was born in 1976. His imagination was fed by folk tales — both new ones such as those in the children’s books of Roald Dahl, and old ones from the collections of Guy de Maupassant — and especially by the songs of Georges Brassens to which he devoted boundless admiration. A bad pipe smoker, he eventually switched to common cigarettes and abandoned his guitar for a pen and paper, his drawings seeming a little more “right.” His wish: to tell stories for adults and children, address taboos, and raise big questions all while entertaining. And with Billy Fog, Eco, and Epictetus published in his native France and soon in America, his wish seems to be coming true!