Born and raised in North Eastern France, Nicolas Grivel is a literary agent (Nicolas Grivel Agency). He began his publishing career in 2003 as a senior editor for Pika (publisher of manga - Hachette France). He now owns an agency specialized in the sale of rights (paper, digital and media) of bande dessinée, comics, graphic novels in creation and in translation around the world. He has sold rights of graphic novels such as Ariol by Emmanuel Guibet and Marc Boutavant (in English), Today is the last day of the rest of your life by Ulli Lust (in English), Sam Zabel & The Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka (in English), Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni (in English), A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached (in English), Basquiat by Julian Voloj & Søren Mosdal, Peplum by Blutch (in English), Incidents in the night by David B (in English), Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, À la mason des Femmes by Nicolas Wild, Aldobrando by Gipi and Luigi Critone, Zatim dobry by Jaromir Svejdik & Jan Novak, and many more.
The goal of Nicolas Grivel Agency is to represent and to push demanding works which make the readers think. Nicolas is casting a wide net for all kinds of graphic stories. He was also scouting comics and artists for the American studio Laika as well and he’s teaching classes in five French Universities (Nancy, Strasbourg, Clermont- Ferrand, Grenoble and Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris) and doing lectures in various universities as CESAN in Paris, Parsons - New School in New York, CCS in Vermont, Viborg - The Animation Workshop in Denmark, Veritas in Costa Rica, Beijing Film Academy, Scuola Italiana di Comix in Naples, INBA in Morocco. He lives between Vosges and Paris and likes to travel.