Stephane Manel is French and has studied in École Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques, Paris and also in Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Stephane Manel draws his illustrations manually and later manipulates them on the computer. That adds a humane touch to his style. His illustrations are sometimes left partially sketchy and elegantly negligent. The position of his characters is never in strict established order. Very french. Some of his pictures are closely related to comics, some are more design-oriented. But they have one thing in common – the characters depicted look always intelligent, creative and alive. He often has a pastel quality to his colours, and a lot of illustrations are left partially uncoloured. He also likes to have an abstract scribllish strip somewhere. Stephane Manel also likes stars, but he likes bubbles even more.