Bastien Vivès

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Bastien Vivès
Bastien Vives BD Angouleme 2013 1.jpg
Bastien Vivès at the 40th Angoulême International Comics Festival, 2013.
Born (1984-02-11) 11 February 1984 (age 37)
Paris, France
OccupationComic book artist

Bastien Vivès (born 11 February 1984) is a French comic book artist.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Paris, Vivès spent his childhood drawing with his younger brother. He took live model classes from the age of 10 years. Vivès studied Applied arts at the Institut Sainte Geneviève Paris (6th) and three years at the Penninghen School of Graphic Arts in Paris and eventually Gobelins School, still in Paris, where he studied animation.[1]

He achieved success first on the internet (on the Catsuka forum) under the pseudonym "Chanmax" with the character Poungi la Racaille (2006, Public Danger)[2]

His first album, Elle(s), published in 2007 by Casterman under the KSTR label and when he was 25 years old, in January 2009, Vivès received the Angoulême Festival Revelation Award for his album A Taste of Chlorine (Le goût du chlore).[3]

In 2010 and 2011, he participated of the online drama Les Autres Gens, written by Thomas Cadène, drawing seven episodes.

In 2013, he published the "French manga" series Lastman, together with Michaël Sanlaville and Balak.[4]


Title Date Author Publisher Notes
Poungi la racaille 2006 Éditions Danger Public Under the pseudonym Bastien Chanmax[5]
Elle(s) 2007 Editions KSTЯ
Hollywood Jan 2008 Michaël Sanlaville Éditions KSTЯ
A Taste of Chlorine (Le goût du chlore) 2008 Éditions KSTЯ Official selection of the Angoulême Festival 2009
La boucherie 2008 Editions Warum
Dans mes yeux 2009 Editions KSTЯ
Juju Mimi Féfé Chacha 2009 Alexis de Raphelis Editions Ankama
Pour l'empire - Tome 1 : L'honneur 2010 Merwan Chabane (writer)
Sandra Desmazières (color)
Poisson Pilote collection, Dargaud
Tranches Napolitaines 2010 With Anne Simon, Alfred and Mathieu Sapin Dargaud
Pour l'empire - Tome 2 : Les femmes 2010 Merwan Chabane (writer)
Sandra Desmazières (color)
Poisson Pilote collection, Dargaud
Polina 2011 Éditions KSTЯ Adapted into the film Polina
Pour l'empire - Tome 3 : La fortune 2011 Merwan Chabane (writer)
Sandra Desmazières (color)
Poisson Pilote collection, Dargaud
Les Autres Gens - Tome 1 04/2011 Collective Dupuis
La Famille Delcourt
Les Melons de la Colère 2011 Les Requins Marteaux
L'Amour Delcourt
Lastman 2013 With Michael Sanlaville (art)

and Balak (writer)

Éditions KSTЯ Volume #6 won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for a Series in 2015.[6]
Une sœur 2017 Casterman
Attention chien méchant 2017 Casterman
La décharge mentale 2018 Les Requins Marteaux
Le chemisier 2018 Casterman
Petit Paul 2018 Glénat
Le Football 2019 Delcourt
Quatorze juillet 2020 With Martin Quenehen (writer) Casterman
Les Cahiers Aire libre , t.5 : Pendant ce temps à Fécamp 2020 With Blutch and Catel Muller


  1. ^ Loret, Eric (12 June 2012). "Bastien Vivès, as du strip". Libé (in French). Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ Loret, Eric (12 June 2012). "Bastien Vivès, as du strip". Libé (in French). Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ Cooke, Rachel (9 July 2011). "A Taste of Chlorine by Bastien Vivès – review". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Interview: Balak, Bastien Vivès, and Michaël Sanlaville bring the award-winning Last Man to the states". The Beat. 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  5. ^ Bastien Vivès : Itinéraire d’un enfant doué
  6. ^ dessinée, Festival International de la bande. "44e Festival de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême – Du 26 au 29 janvier 2017 - Palmarès officiel 2015". (in French). Retrieved 2017-01-20.

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