Michel Jans (France)
Michel Jans was born in Milan, Italy in 1949. He later followed his family to settle down in France and has lived in Grenoble up to now. He studied oil painting and comics with world-famous Italian comic artist Sergio Toppi, and has grown into an emerging artist in Europe.
Michel Jans is good at drawing artistic comics with vivid colours and a traditional style. In 1989, he established a comic association and Editions Mosquito Publishing House in France which publishes traditional and original works in France. The press is featured by publishing comics by world-famous comic artists. He is now an oil painting artist, a comic artist and a publisher. At the 9th Golden Monkey King Award of the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou, Mr. Toppi’s works published by the Editions Mosquito Publishing House was awarded the best foreign comic prize.