Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer
Julien and Mathieu Akita are two Franco-Japanese artists, who are working on a joint comics oeuvre. Born in Tokyo in 1979 and 1981, the brother spent several years in New York and Mexico before heading to Lyon, France, to study illustration at the Emile Cohl art school. After their graduation in 2004, Julien became an illustrator for the press and children's publishers (Bayard, Milan, Magnard, Excelsior), while Mathieu became a game designer with Etranges Libellules.
They started a collaboration on the creation of comic stories after meeting Jean-Luc Istin in 2006. Their first series was 'Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer', that was written by Istin and published by Soleil between 2007 and 2010. Their next book was the humorous 'Les Tribulations d'une caissière' (Soleil, 2009), for which Mathieu wrote the script with Wol, while Julien provided the artwork.
Les Tribulations d'une caissière