Alice et LĂ©opold, by Olivier Wozniak
Alice & Léopold

Olivier Wozniak was born in Longwy, Meurthe et Moselle, into a family of Polish and Italian immigrants. After high school, he studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Liège, where he was subsequently a teacher in natural drawing for ten years. In addition, he published his own comic fanzine, Oufti, and he made his first comic albums for Futuropolis and Magic Strip in the 1980s. These included 'Hypster Kovalsky' (Futuropolis, 1984) and two books in the 'Agence Hermes' series (Magic Strip, 1986). After a fourth book with Albin Michel in 1989, called 'Révolution!', he began a regular collaboration with Spirou magazine in 1989.

Histoire de France by Olivier Wozniak
Histoire de France - Victor Hugo

Together with scriptwriter Denis Lapière he created 'Alice et Léopold', a series set in Africa in the 1920s. After six episodes, that were also published in book format by Dupuis, the series was cancelled in 1995. Wozniak and writer Zidrou came up with the character 'Barbara Sleepless' in the following year. Between 1999 and 2001, he created three long stories in the series 'Les Chasseurs d'Étoile' with Yann. By 2001, he was also present in Fluide Glacial with the series 'Histoire de France' with scripts by Clarke.

Ma belle-mere et moi by Olivier Wozniak
Ma belle-mère et moi

Wozniak and scriptwriter Christophe Cazenove have been making several humorous series for Éditions Bamboo since 2004, including 'Zone 51' (2004-05), 'Plan drague nouvelle génération' (2007-08) and 'Ma belle-mère et moi' (2010). He has additionally drawn the installment on Che Guevara in the series 'Rebelles' by Jean-François and Maryse Charles (2006) and he did script and artwork on the book about Memphis Minnie in the collection 'BD Blues' (2008). Wozniak illustrated the third book in the series 'La Lignée', that was published by Bamboo in 2013.

Zone 51 by Olivier Wozniak
Zone 51

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