Barroux was born in Paris and spent much of his childhood in North Africa. He studied at the famous École Estienne and École Boule, and is now renowned for his children’s book illustrations. Barroux’s books include Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree, winner of the Enfantaisie Award, and Line of Fire – Diary of an Unknown Soldier (On Les Aura!).
Julia Eccleshare says, “Line of Fire is one of the most extraordinary – and beautiful – books about the First World War… Through Barroux’s wonderful illustrations readers emphasise absolutely with the soldier’s experience. A striking and unforgettable black and white graphic novel.”