Clement Oubrerie is a French artist. Born in Paris in 1966, he has illustrated over 40 books. He studied graphic arts at the ESAG before spending two years in the US, where he published his first children's books. His first graphic novel, Aya of Yop City, was published in 2005. Aya won the First Book Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the Children's Africana Book Award and the Glyph Award. It was also nominated for the Quill Award, the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list and the Eisner Award, as well as making best-of lists in The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.