Annabelle Buxton

Nationality: French

Born in 1986 in Basingstoke (UK), I learn to sharpen my pencils at the Ecole Estienne (ESAIG) and explore narration at Decorative Arts College of Strasbourg (HEAR). Passionated about images, inspired by Flemish painting, Buster Brown, magic lanterns and marshmallows, I invent wacky and poetic stories by creating illustrations at the border between traditionnal and sequential images. I work regularly for the press (XXI), comic-strip magazines (Nobrow, Nyctalope) communication (Simon cream, Sophie Hallette) and most of all for children's books. After my first album "le Tigre blanc" published by Magnani, I worked for Les Petits Platons (Le rhinocéros de Wittgenstein) and Actes Sud Junior (Giant book-carpet :Toys, Archicube, The botanical garden...) Today, I work in Paris on a battlefield desk where my zany characters, mutant animals and other huts on stilts are mostly designed.


Key Idea

This is a pedagogic book written by Sandrine LeGuen and Bernard Tchumi (a French Architect who has made the "Folies" in Paris). We decided to explain to children with simple shapes (square, round, rectangle, triangle) how is it possible to build a house, a building, a bridge. This book has 3 different parts : a story / primary architecture skills / games about constructions.

Material & Technique

stamps and digital


Actes Sud Junior