Julie Maroh

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Julie Maroh
Born1985 (age 33–34)
Lens, France
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Le Bleu est une couleur chaude (Blue Angel)

Julie Maroh (French: [maʁo]; born 1985) is a French writer and illustrator of graphic novels, who originates from Northern France. She wrote Blue Is the Warmest Color (Le bleu est une couleur chaude) about the life and love of two young lesbians, which has been adapted in the award winning film Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Abdelatif Kechiche.[1][2]


After having obtained an applied arts baccalauréat at E.S.A.A.T in Roubaix, Maroh continued her studies in Brussels, where she lived for eight years. She got two diplomas there, in Visual Arts (comics option) in the Institut Saint-Luc and in Lithography/Engraving at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts of Brussels.[3]

Julie Maroh started writing Blue is the Warmest Color when she was 19 and it took her five years to complete it.[citation needed]


  • Blue Is the Warmest Color[4] (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.[5] 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.[1]
  • Skandalon (2013)
  • Brahms (2015)
  • Body Music (2017) "bittersweet graphic novel on the complexities of love"[6]


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