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Olivier Bauza

15 Jul 15 Written by  Published in Humans of Provence Be the first to comment!
Olivier Bauza

Naturally I took this picture of Olivier in front of a row of giant coloring pencils on purpose... Comics are Olivier Bauza's (alias "Oh-leev" for friends) passion, and more specifically the kind that make you laugh out loud. Comic strip writer and illustrator originally from Marseille, Olivier is especially known for his humorous albums about life in Provence, bringing to life the customs and rituals of living in Provence. Kind of like a Peter Mayle for comic strips, though in French. Olivier's characters are both fictional like "Superpepette" as well as non-fictional ("Paul Cézanne, un rebelle en Provence", "Dinia"about the town of Digne les Bains, etc). And all for all you expats out there looking to live like a local, check out Olivier's album "Bienvenue chez les Provençaux!" I asked Olivier the classic journalistic question "how did you get started?"... and he replied that as a child his parents' choice of a vacation spot was a chalet in the middle of nowhere in the Alps... where they would spend weeks at a time and where the only available remedy for childhood boredom was... drawing! Something to keep in mind as we all plan our summer vacations.... You can check out Olivier's website here: Artis... https://goo.gl/L0hRPF Today his albums are pretty much all available for purchase on Amazon.

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