Antoine Revoy

Antoine Revoy is a French author and illustrator. He is the creator of the horror story graphic novels ANIMUS (originally titled The Playground)[1] and Ghost Notes,[2] published by First Second Books.[3] Revoy is married to illustrator Kelly Murphy.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Revoy was born in Paris, France and raised in Tokyo, Japan,[5] following which his family moved to Mexico City, Mexico.[6] As a sixteen-year-old, he was contacted by Japanese manga publisher Weekly Morning to create comics but opted to attend college instead.[7] He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Animation/Video in 1999.[8]


Revoy began his career as a designer in Dublin, Ireland and Paris, France.[9] Following a move to the United States, he started working as an illustrator, creating artwork for the horror story chapter book Haunted Houses[10] written by Robert D. San Souci. Revoy has created editorial illustrations for The New York Times and Der Spiegel,[11] winning awards from the Society of Illustrators,[12] American Illustration,[13] PRINT Magazine,[14] Spectrum[15] and gold medals from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles[16] and Graphis.[17] He teaches at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),[18] where he has been distinguished as a RISD Illustration ICON,[19][20] and is a Master of Fine Arts thesis advisor at the School of Visual Arts in New York.[21]


  1. ^ Comics & Cola: Antoine Revoy discusses horror; announces new graphic novel 'The Playground'
  2. ^ Publishers Weekly Rights Report: Week of August 5, 2019
  3. ^ Publishers Weekly Rights Report: Week of November 17, 2014
  4. ^ Kelly Murphy bio on SCBWI's 2014 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference Faculty page
  5. ^ Paste Magazine Exclusive: First Second Announces Ominous Japanese Ghost Story, The Playground
  6. ^ KidLitCon2019 Panel: The Frightful Fantastic in Middle Grade
  7. ^ "Heading to the Playground with Antoine Revoy". Kirkus Reviews. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  8. ^ John Maeda Blog Post—Our RISD
  9. ^ Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Antoine Revoy
  10. ^ Kirkus Review: Haunted Houses
  11. ^ MacMillan Authors Page: Antoine Revoy
  12. ^ Office Hours: Antoine Revoy on The Perfect Line[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Antoine Revoy's Poster Chosen by American Illustration
  14. ^ PRINT 2012 Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Winners
  15. ^ Spectrum 22 Winners
  16. ^ Illustration West 50 Gold Award
  17. ^ Graphis Competitions Logo Design 8
  18. ^ RISD Illustration faculty
  19. ^ Montserrat Faculty: RISD ICONS
  20. ^ RISD ICONS: A Legacy of Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
  21. ^ School of Visual Arts: MFA Visual Narrative Mentors

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