In Brazen, celebrated cartoonist Penelope Bagieu tells the true stories of daring women throughout history. Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit.
Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Her books with First Second include Exquisite Corpse and California Dreamin'.
Praise for Exquisite Corpse "Penelope Bagieu has mastered a magic trick, and it is this: Somehow, even as she suspends our disbelief, she can turn paper into flesh. And ink becomes lifeblood...her characters not only breathe and pulsate with vivid life. They also seem entirely, organically authentic in their own skin." --The Washington PostPraise for California Dreamin' "Bagieu's drawings are superlative: soft pencil lines that convey detail without constraining her figures and that animate the characters' exuberant facial expressions." --The Paris Review