Tanitoc (born 1969) is a French comic strips writer and artist, currently lecturing at the École de Design Nantes-Atlantique (EDNA), France. A graduate from Angoulême School of Art Comics department in 1993, he is a founding-member of the International Bande Dessinée Society (IBDS – University of Glasgow, 1999), and a contributor to its journal, European Comic Art. While living in Scotland, he studied Illustration and then lecturered at The Glasgow School of Art (from 1995 to 1998). He contributed to small press anthologies such as Ego Comme X, Moga Mobo, La Pastèque, Lapin, OuPus, etc. Tanitoc has been running workshops on Sequential art and Narrative images in France, Britain, Ireland and Japan, where he was a facilitator of the 2008 Lingua Comica project (Kyoto International Manga Museum and Seika University Faculty of Manga). His fourth book is a comic strips essay on bande dessinée, published by L’Association, Paris, in August 2015.

Selected works

  • Amstergow en 8 jours, Les Humanoïdes Associés, 2003
  • Qui vivra verra, Rackham, 2008
  • Blocs-Notes, L’Association, 2015



Tanitoc, sketch, 2009.