The independent artist and illustrator Frank Meynet (Hippolyte) was born and raised in the Alps, where he got his interest in comics by reading old American comic books. He studied arts at the École Emile Cohl in Lyon, where his teachers were Yves Got, Lax and Nicollet. He developed a personal graphic style with "scratch card" techniques, that was already evident in his debut comic book 'Monsieur Paul' (Alain Beaulet Editeur, 2002). He gained success with his adaptation of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', that was published in two books by Vents d'Ouest in 2003 and 2004. He then made an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'The Master of Ballantrae' ('Le Maître de Ballantraë') for Denoël Graphic in 2006 and 2007.
Meynet is an avid traveller. In 2008 he headed for the Senegalese fisher's village Saly in 2008 to visit his father. He chronicled his experiences in his next book, 'L'Afrique de papa', that was published by Des Bulles dans l'océan in 2010. In that same year, he released 'Brako', an adaptation fo 'Dans la peau d'un youv' by Hamid Jemaï. Frank Meynet lives and works on the isle of La Réunion for most of the year.
L'Afrique de papa