Michel Rodrigue was born in Lyon in 1961. He attended the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon and also studied medieval archaeology. He played for the French national rugby team and has also worked on stage as a puppeteer. In 1984, he created his first comic series (about rugby) for the newspaper Midi Olympique. In 1986, he adapted Cyrano de Bergerac in comic form and, in 1987, he designed the official French rugby team mascot.
He worked on many other series following that (many of them about rugby). He began working with Bob de Groot (the writer of Clifton) in 1999 and later became the artist for the Clifton series. He is the artist for volumes four and five of Clifton and will be sketching dedications in these books for free at Hi-Ex.
Rodrigue is now writing his own series aimed at children – The Master of Ogres and Sybil the Satchel Fairy. He lives in Edinburgh and has published comics in The Scotsman.
It’s his birthday during the show, so be sure to wish him a Joyeux Anniversaire!