French Illustrators at Albertine: Marc Boutavant

In March 2019, world-renowned French author and illustrator Marc Boutavant—creator of Mouk, Edmond, and All Aboard, among many others—visited Albertine to celebrate the release of Dumpster Dog (Enchanted Lion Books), an English translation of the beloved Chien Pourri, written by Colas Gutman and illustrated by Marc Boutavant.

As part of Tilt Kids Festival 2019, a whimsical Chien Pourri-inspired Dumpster Ball was held, complete with a live drawing, activities, reading, and book-signing by Marc Boutavant himself.

Following his visit, Marc Boutavant created this illustration, as part of a series of commissioned works by French illustrators who have visited the Albertine bookstore at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

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Marc Boutavant is a graphic artist, illustrator and comic strip author. He has illustrated numerous books for children. He first started to create his own animal universe, with Mouk at the centre, in 2002. He was born in Bourgogne in 1970 and lives in Paris.