Axelle Lenoir started out as a 2D artist in 1999, for a Quebec City video game company. In 2003, wanting to escape the large production teams in order to get more creative freedom (and because she's a kind of a control freak), she quit and made her first steps in comic books. The Switzerland publisher Paquet published the Mertownville trilogy in the mid-2000s. Since then, Axelle's works were edited by French, Belgian and Canadian publishers. Her most recent series, Camp Spirit (Lounak Books and Top Shelf), is a coming-of-age story about an unlikely friendship between Catherine and Elodie, two summer camp counselors. Axelle's writing style is a mix between humor, everyday life situations, fantasy and comic strips. She likes to write about women, teenagers, folklore, parallel universes and stupid cats.
“At first glance, a light and frothy comedy, but little by little it transforms into something wild.” — BDGest
“Axelle Lenoir weaves a sympathetic story around a very endearing heroine. Inside: tons of humor and a beautiful accuracy in human relationships, but also a veil of mystery that …
Nathalie and Marie are 17 years old and best friends. Since elementary school, they’ve been creatively filling moments of boredom with a game called “What If We Were...?”. One player names a topic — let’s say “vampire slayers” for example — and then both imagine what life would be …