Jul Maroh

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Jul Maroh
Born1985 (age 37–38)
Lens, France
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Le Bleu est une couleur chaude (Blue Angel)
Official website

Jul Maroh (French: [maʁo]; born Julie Maroh[1]) is a French writer and illustrator of graphic novels who wrote Blue Is the Warmest Color (Le bleu est une couleur chaude, "Blue Is a Warm Colour"), a story about the life and love of two young lesbians that was adapted by Abdelatif Kechiche into the film Blue Is the Warmest Colour.[2][3]


Maroh originates from Northern France. After obtaining an applied arts baccalauréat at the École supérieure des arts appliqués et du textile [fr] (E.S.A.A.T.) in Roubaix, they continued their studies in Brussels, where they lived for eight years. They got two diplomas there, in Visual Arts (comics option) in the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc and in Lithography/Engraving at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts of Brussels.[4]

Maroh is openly transgender and nonbinary.[5] They started writing Blue is the Warmest Color when they were 19 and it took them five years to complete it.[citation needed]


  • Blue Is the Warmest Color[6] (Le bleu est une couleur chaude), Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013 - ISBN 978-1551525143. The title was originally published by Glénat in 2010 and received a prize at 2011 Angoulême International Comics Festival.[7] It has been adapted in film by Abdelatif Kechiche with the title Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[2]
  • Skandalon (2013)
  • Brahms (2015)
  • Body Music (French: Corps sonores, 2017) [8]
  • You Brought Me The Ocean (2020) [9]


  1. ^ "Blue Is the Warmest Color". Arsenal Pulp Press. 2013-07-01. Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2022-01-24., Beuve-Méry, Alain (2010-07-15). ""Le bleu est une couleur chaude", de Julie Maroh : l'ange bleue". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 2022-01-24.
  2. ^ a b Scott, A.O. (October 24, 2013). "For a While, Her Life Is Yours". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Sciolino, Elaine (June 5, 2013). "Darling of Cannes Now at Center of Storm". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Page consacrée à Julie Maroh sur le site de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
  5. ^ M, Julie. "Journée internationale de la visibilité trans | Cœurs-forêts" (in French). Archived from the original on 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  6. ^ "Arsenal Pulp Press". Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  7. ^ Bdangoulme.com Archived 2012-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "'Corps sonores': le nouvel hymne à l'amour de Julie Maroh". France Télévisions. 14 February 2017.
  9. ^ Polo, Susana (May 8, 2020). "Aquaman's sidekick gets a coming-out story from the creator of Blue Is the Warmest Color". Polygon.

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