Meet Barroux: the artist who found and rescued the soldier's WWI diary from the rubbish.

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Barroux was born in Paris and spent much of his childhood in North Africa. After returning to France to study at art school, Barroux worked his way up to the position of Art Director for advertising agencies before moving to New York and Montréal, where he found his niche in children’s illustration and press cartoons.

Barroux's work has appeared in the New York TimesWashington Post and Forbes Magazine, and he has published many children’s books. Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree won him the 2005 Enfantaisie Award. Today he is a renowned and very popular illustrator for children and adults in France, the USA and Canada.

Barroux's first title with Phoenix Yard Books, Mr Leon's Paris, published in April 2012. Barroux's very distinctive drawings are produced traditionally using linocut, acrylic painting and lead pencil.  

Line of Fire is Barroux's first graphic novel. Read his first UK interview for Book Events for Children here.

Visit Barroux's website here.

Below is a gallery of photos provided by Barroux himself, of his early artwork and sketches for Line of Fire, on display in the museum 'La Caverne du Dragon.' Much of Barroux's original artwork and early sketches are on display at museums and galleries across France.