Makyo © P. Pinchart
Art and story

Pierre Fournier, or Makyo, was born on the 16th of July, 1952, in Dunkirk. He sends in his first work to "Carte Blanche" of SPIROU under the pseudonym of "Mohat", then moves on to PISTIL in 1978 where he signs "Les Polluks" and "Madame Colzako" with his real name.

In MERCREDI, he publishes the first versions of "Gully" (illustrated by Dodier) and of the "Bogros" who will pursue their short career at SPIROU. He adopts the final pseudonym of Makyo to present, in 1983, "Le Roi Rodonnal", a fantasy inspired by the classic "Little Nemo", and writes the scripts for several episodes of "Jérôme K. Jérôme Bloche" for his friend and near-neighbour Alain Dodier.

For GOMME, then CIRCUS, he drafts the text for "La Balade au bout du Monde", a fantastic saga worked out in images by Laurent Vicomte, followed by Eric Herenguel. Again for Éditions Glénat, but this time as an all-round author, he embarks on "Grimion Gant-de-cuir" in 1983.

Much in demand as a scriptwriter he produces "Le cycle des deux horizons" in 1990, a trilogy illustrated by Christian Rossi and published by Delcourt. In 1994, he launches at Glénat "Le Jeu de Pourpre", a new series created by Bruno Rocco. A year later he links up with illustrator René Follet and edits "Ikar", before designing "Elsa" for Michel Faure.

He takes up illustration again for the prestigious Aire Libre collection in which his two volumes of "Coeur en Islande" depict the fishermen of the past and the stories he listened to in the evenings when he was little.

Whether an all-round author or merely a scriptwriter, Makyo loves to vary themes and to tell a good story, and becomes attached to the psychology of his characters. Though his work ranges from detective stories to country chronicles, from fantasy to humour, it is always personal and shows unbridled imagination.