Born in Switzerland in 1970, Patrick Mallet has been living in Paris
since 1991. Graduated from the Ecole Superieure des Arts Graphiques, he
worked as a graphic designer before specializing in books for young people
as an illustrator. In the meantime, he has published several comic books
in France for a more mature readership. His trilogy Les Plombs de Venise,
published by Glénat and adapted from the memoirs of Giovanni Casanova,
brought his unmistakable style to the attention of a larger readership.
Patrick Mallet seems to be willing to specialize himself in adapting famous
or forgotten literary classics. After his wonderful Vathek, after
William Beckford, Patrick Mallet is now working a new series, Achab,
in which he tells the unknown youth of the famous captain. Meanwhile, he
als published Smarra, after a short-story by the French Romantic
writer Charles Nodier.