Bernadette Després is the author of one of France's most popular present-day juvenile comics: 'Tom Tom et Nana'. After spending four years at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, she got a job at Bayard Presse. In 1977, she started 'Tom Tom et Nana' in J'aime Lire. This series, written by Jacqueline Cohen and Évelyne Reberg, is also adapted to a cartoon series on Canal J. While working on her successful series, Després is also in Astrapi, Pomme d'Api and Grain de Soleil. She has also illustrated several children's books.