Fabrice Neaud (born December 17, 1968, in La Rochelle) is a French comics artist. He got his baccalaureate in literature (option graphic arts) in 1986. He studied philosophy during two years. Then he entered an art school and studied there four years. In 1991 he quit the school. For four years he had been looking for a job, making a living on various works.
He is a co-founder of the Ego comme X association. In 1994, the first number of the Ego comme X magazine was released. In it, Fabrice Neaud published his first works. It was the beginning of his Journal (which is a diary in comics), an ambitious autobiographical project. The first volume of the Journal was released in 1996. It got a prize Alph'art (best work by a young artist) in Angoulême in 1997.
Fabrice Neaud keeps on drawing his Journal. Three more volumes have been published between 1998 and 2002. He published also many short stories in Ego comme X, Bananas and other magazines. Some of his works have been translated into Italian and Spanish. A reviewer notes, "But Neaud isn’t a simple diarist: he’s also an artist concerned with various problems of our society, including homophobia and gay life in small towns". His works have been the subject of academic papers.
- Février 1992 – septembre 1993, 1996.
- Septembre 1993 – décembre 1993, 1998.
- Décembre 1993 – août 1995, 1999.
- Les Riches Heures, 2002.
- 12 pages in Neaud/Squarzoni/Mussat, Ego comme X/La Maison des auteurs, 2004, free book with Xavier Mussat and Philippe Squarzoni. Out of print. Free online (in French).
- « La Cité des arbres », in Japon, Casterman, coll. « Écritures », 2005.
- Alex et la vie d'après, story by Thierry Robberecht about aids. Free book edited by Ex Aequo, Bruxelles, 2008. Free pdf or online (in French).
- Émile, 32 pages story, in Ego comme x n°7 (2000). Free online in French and in English.
- Nu Men, Quadrants :
- Guerre urbaine (2012)
- Quanticafrique (2013)
- François Peneaud's Recommended Top Ten Comics for LGBT Readers
- Transgressive Bodies in the work of Julie Doucet, Fabrice Neaud and Jean-Christophe Menu: Towards a Theory of the 'AutobioBD' by Ann Miller & Murray Pratt, Belphégor, Vol 4 No 1
- Pratt, Murray (2002). "The diary of Neaud's body: approaching the subject of Heterocentricity". In Lucille Cairns. Gay and Lesbian cultures in France. Bern: Peter Lang. pp. 257–74. ISBN 978-3-906769-66-0.
- ego comme x, publisher of the Journal
- Fan Site
- one hour video of a conference by Fabrice Neaud
- Émile, short story, free English version online