(b. 3/5/1956, France) Frank Giroud is one of the most successful writers of contemporary French comics. Although he won a writing contest at age 10, Frank Giroud was pressed by his partents to choose a "real" profession. So Frank Giroud became a history teacher, but not for long. He started writing again in the late 1970s, combining his historical knowledge with his passion. His first credits include the collections 'La Découverte du Monde en Bandes Dessinées' and 'L'Histoire du Far West', for which he wrote short stories for artists such as Alarico Gattia, José de Huescar, Pierre Frisano, José Bielsa and Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri.Frank Giroud reached a larger audience in the 1980s, when he started the series 'Luis la Guigne' with Jean-Paul Dethorey. From now on, Giroud expanded his activities, starting series like 'Chaman' with Ab'Aigre, 'Les Patriotes' with Fabien Lacaf, 'Missouri' with Daniel de Carpentrie, 'Jackson' with Marc-Renier. For Lax he started writing political thrillers, in which he heavily critisized the French soldiers in France's former colonies. These albums, 'Les Oubliées d'Annam', 'La Fille aux Ibis' and 'Azrayen' were published in the prestigious Aire Libre collection.
In the 1990s he started series like 'Eva K.', 'Mandrill' (with Barly Baruti), 'Pieter Horn' (with Norma) and 'Louis Ferchot' (with Didier Courtois). In January 2001 the first volumes of the collection 'Le Décalogue' appeared. This big project, set up by Giroud, contains 10 albums drawn by different artists, like Joseph Béhé, Giulio de Vita and TBC. After completing 'Le Décalogue', Giroud started 'Secrets' in cooperation with several artists in the collection Empreinte(s) of Dupuis. This series contains several sub-series, all dealing with family secrets.