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Artists as Writers

Artist Biography

(Image © Peggy Adam)

ADAM, Peggy (1974 - )

Graduate of OCAD University

Areas of Expertise
Comics, Online Comics, Graphic Novels, Children’s Books, Women’s Issues


Peggy Adam attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Étienne, the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto, and the École Supérieure de l'Image d'Angoulême (ESI).

She is a French illustrator and comic book artist who has designed posters for the Angoulême International Comics Festival and Tulle's theater as well as contributed cartoons to newspapers and magazines including Le Monde, Libération, Femme Actuelle, Femina, and Bang (many of these drawings can be found on her personal website).

Peggy has authored and drawn numerous graphic novels in addition to her most famous work Luchadoras, written in French and translated into Spanish, Italian, and English. She has also contributed complete comic strip stories to publications like Bile noire and comic anthologies.

Peggy collaborates with Coconino World and many of her comics can be found on the Coconino website. In addition, Peggy has written and illustrated many works of children's literature. 

Peggy has participated in many international comic festivals and exhibitions. She was nominated for the 2001 Alph-Art jeunes talents prize (now called the Exposition Jeunes Talents) at the 2001 Festival International de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême. Luchadoras was part of the Sélection Officielle of the 2007 Festival International de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême.

She now lives in Geneva, where she is engaged with her new community and designs posters for the library of Paquis and for the Spoutnik Cinema in addition to a regular comics section in Le Courrier newspaper.

Above biography translated by Farah C., compiled from Peggy's biographies at Les Incorruptibles, Evene, La Charte des auteurs et des illustrateurs jeunesse, la cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image.

Online Resources

Peggy Adam's website with many of her illustrations (posters, newspapers, magazines, illustrated children's literature) and online access to select short comics.

 Peggy Adam's blog with her comics from Le Courrier, festival and exhibition information, pictures from her travels to Japan & elsewhere, and pictures/information/stories of her Minisolex dolls.

 Peggy Adam's page on Coconino World providing online access to many of Peggy's comics.

Peggy Adam's Ultra Book site with her illustrations and artwork from all her books.