AMELIE CLEMENT (Belgium/France) & COCO WANG (China)

Amélie Clément (Belgium/France)

I am French, born in 1974 by the beautiful river Loire. I studied history of arts and history in Paris and Budapest and wrote my thesis on photography. In 2000, I moved to Brussels, Belgium, to undertake a job in the field of contemporary dance and theatre. Then, I often changed positions within the cultural sphere (communication, organisation of events, management, etc.). When I was a child, I knew I wanted to draw, and did a lot. Over the years, I took evening drawing classes here and there, then I forgot… I lately realised that I had to give it a try, explore and improve my artistic skills. I regularly follow workshops in illustration, comics, drawing, writing and image publishing. I also would like to explore animation films. I illustrated a book for children written by a French author, published in France. I write and draw self-published stories and work as a free-lance in illustration and graphic design.

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Coco Wang (China)

Coco Wang, a comic artist based in Beijing and London. She went to study in the UK at the age of 15. She studied Fine Art Foundation in Slade School of Fine Arts and Byam Shaw School of Fine Arts. Graduated with a BA Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art. She worked in the production studios of the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden; collaborated with American theatre master Robert Wilson in the Barbican Theatre; assistant and advisor to British comic historian Paul Gravett on exhibition China Comics Now in London College of Communication. She won The Highly Commended Award of MacMillan Children’s Books Competition of 2008. Now she is about to graduate in MA Illustration/Animation from Kingston University of London.

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