Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Remy Coutarel


Region: Western Washington
Skype Visit: No
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From what I can remember I have always been interested in art.
I grew up in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and spent my childhood pouring over Franco-Belgian comics, my first source of inspiration.

In 2007 I graduated from a graphic design school in Clermont-Ferrand, France and later moved to Seattle in 2011.

Seattle helped me develop my art,
It’s where I discovered the underground comics scene and got inspired by many talented artists.
While in Seattle, my style became a combination of the European “Bande dessinée” with the more graphic and raw style of the alternative comics Scene. During these years, I became a father of twin boys. Raising my kids helped me realize the importance of education and the presence of a meaningful message in my art. I have since taken a new direction in my work, as a Children’s book illustrator where those qualities of education and meaning can be shared with our youth. I am passionate about the ways in which art can facilitate conversations about the human experience, with young children to our oldest generations.

In 2017 I moved to Bellingham, WA, with my partner. I am working as a Freelance Illustrator and teaching art to younger kids while also working to publish picture books.

If I am not sitting drawing at my table, Erin and I are likely getting lost outside, and sketching the world that surrounds us.

I would be very happy to answer any questions about my work and technique whether you are interested for commission or a curious artist who wants to learn more about my art.

I hope to see you soon.