Born in Dijon, France, in 1970, Marc Boutavant is an award-winning author and illustrator. For years, Boutavant has illustrated picture books and comic strips, and has done his fair share of editorial illustration as well. His comics and picture books have made him a widely sought-after illustrator. Boutavant’s lively, expressive, and inventive illustrations appeal to both children and parents as they are layered in complexity, simultaneously witty, whimsical, and probing. He lives and works in Paris.
Illustration: The Case of the Missing Cake © Marc Boutavant, Walker Books Ltd. Photo: Marc Boutavant © Léontine Behaeghel