Frédéric Boilet was born in 1960 at Épinal wich lies on the Moselle River in eastern France. His debut in comic art was in 1983 with "La Nuit des Archées" (Bayard Presse). He published "Le Rayon Vert / The Green Ray" in 1987 (Magic Strip) followed by "36 15 Alexia" in 1990 (les Humanoïdes Associés), two albums where he experimented with a method of working that is still uniquely his today in wich he resorts almost exclusively to photographs and video.
His encounter with Benoît Peeters turned his work toward semi-autobiographical stories tinged with humour : "Love Hotel" (Casterman, 1993), "Tôkyô est mon jardin / Tokyo Is My Garden" (Casterman, 1997, republished in April 2003) and "Demi-tour" (Dupuis, 1997).
Today, Frédéric Boilet lives in Japan where "Tôkyô est mon jardin" was translated in 1998 (Korinsha Press) and "Demi-tour" the following year (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha).
In September 2001, on the occasion of simultaneous publication in France and Japan of "L'Épinard de Yukiko / Yukiko's Spinach", he launched the Nouvelle Manga movement in Tokyo. His latest album "Mariko Parade", created together with the manga artist Kan Takahama, was published in January 2003 in Japan and in September in France.