Erwann Surcouf was born in Mayenne. He graduated in Illustration from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg in 2000, and then studied 3D Animation at the Gobelins School in Paris. He is working as a freelance illustrator since 2002, and his first comic album, 'Erminio le Milanais', was published by Vents d'Ouest in 2006. The script was by Amandine Laprun and Joseph Béhé, with whom Surcouf also cooperated on 'Le Chant du pluvier' (Delcourt, 2009). He published his solo mini-comic 'Un soir d'été' with Danger Public in 2007 and participated in collective projects like 'Boule de Neige' (Delcourt, 2007), 'Chicou Chicou' (Delcourt, 2008) and 'Les Autres Gens' (Dupuis, 2011-2014). Vide Cocagne released his futuristic graphic novel 'Pouvoirpoint' in 2016.
Erminio le Milanais
His press illustrations appear in Télérama and XXI, and he also illustrates novel covers for authors like Philip Pullman and Allan Stratton. He is furthermore active as reporter/cartoonist, among others on the Cannes Film Festivals of 2013 and 2014 on behalf of Radio France, and at the ethnology weekend of the Parisian Quai Branly Museum in March 2015.