Thierry Martin was a French illustrator, known under his pen name Martin Matje. Born in Paris, Matje was originally educated as an engineer. He was art director of the magazine Je Bouquine at Bayard Presse. For this magazine, he also drew the comic strip 'Rebecca bouquine' with scripts by Jean-Claude Götting. Matje was the author of several children's books published by Nathan, Gallimard and Nathan. Also a press illustrator, his work appeared in Libération, Marie-Claire, Lire, Le Monde de l'Education, Les Échos and New Yorker. He has lived in Quebec for several years.