Benjamin Chaud was born in 1975 in a little village in Hautes-Alpes. After losing his chances of winning ski competitions, he went off to study art in Paris, then to Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg with Claude Lapointe. Since then, he has been an authorillustrator of children’s books, in other words he draws garden elephants and other delightful creatures for Milan, Bayard, Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan and others. He has increasingly moved towards comic art, maybe he’ll even take the plunge one day. He lives in Marseilles, works in a studio with lots of talented illustrators and is finding time to learn Hungarian at present.