Frederik Peeters

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Frederik Peeters
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Peeters in 2016
Born (1974-08-14) 14 August 1974 (age 48)
Geneva, Switzerland
Area(s)Artist, writer
Notable works
Blue Pills

Frédérik Peeters (French: [pɛtɛʁs]; born 14 August 1974 in Geneva) is a contemporary Swiss graphic novelist.


Peeters received his bachelor of arts degree in visual communication from the École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués in Geneva in 1995.[1] Peeters currently lives with his partner Cati, her son, and their daughter in Geneva.

His autobiographical graphic novel Blue Pills[2] received the Polish Jury Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, where it was also nominated for Best Book. Blue Pills also won the Premios La Cárcel de Papel in Spain for Best Foreign Comic. This is his first work to be translated into English.

Other graphic novels include Pachyderme (nominated for the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2010), Lupus, RG, and Koma. He has worked with documentary film-maker Pierre Oscar Lévy on an adaptation of Blue Pills for that medium. Subsequently, in 2010 the two collaborated on a science fiction graphic novel, available in English in 2011 as Sandcastle.[3] The novel was adapted into an M. Night Shyamalan film, Old.[4]

He is also the author and illustrator of Aâma, a science-fiction series released in four parts between March 2014, and September 2015. [5] [6]


  1. ^ "Frederik Peeters' entry on" (in French). Archived from the original on 13 August 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  2. ^ Frame by frame: how to make a cartoon drama out of a crisis, The Guardian, 23 March 2008
  3. ^ "Sandcastle". Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ "M. Night Shyamalan Unveils Title & Key Art for 2021 Thriller". 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  5. ^ "SelfMadeHero – Aama Vol. 1". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  6. ^ "SelfMadeHero – Aama Vol. 4". Retrieved 9 December 2015.

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