© Frederic Aranda
Born in Geneva in 1997, Fabian Menor began publishing comic strips on current affairs in a local Geneva newspaper at the age of 14.

He then studied as a graphic designer and designed the visual identity for the Geneva Watchmaking School. He then continued his studies at the recently opened ESBDI, Higher School of Comics and Illustration. He will graduate in 2019 and will produce a graphic novel about his grandmother's childhood for his diploma. This work won him a Caran d'Ache prize and will be published by La joie de lire in 2020.

Since then, he has worked independently on both public and private commissions, focusing on two comics: an adaptation of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz's novel ''Derborence'', to be published by Helvetiq in 2022, and a collaborative project with JP Kalonji and Yrgane Ramon, illustrating the lives of three young unaccompanied refugee minors, also to be published by Helvetiq.

He has since travelled to Benin and Ivory Coast for the GenevAfrica project. Always in search of new experiences and encounters, he went to Greece with a journalist for an ongoing project. 

Currently based in Malaga, he is working on a fictional comic strip based on real events on the theme of blindness, supported by ProHelvetia and the City of Geneva. Fabian Menor is constantly seeking to innovate in the themes he tackles. His work is based above all on the pleasure of drawing, of listening to the sound of the pencil on the paper, of observing a passer-by, a bird, a cloud, of trying to understand the unknown, of telling a story, in whatever form, and sharing it.


Seuls en exil
with Yrgane Ramon and JP Kalonji
éd. Helvetiq, october 2022

Genève-Ouidah, la correspondance
with Marion Emonot, Jérôme Tossavi
and Djamile Mama Gao
éd. Max Lobe / BSN press 2022

éd. Helvetiq 2022

éd. La Joie de lire 2020


JULY 2022
L'été des illustrateurs - Collective exhibition
Treize-Dix, Paris (FR)

Derborence 2022
Librairie Candide, Bruxelles (B)
Galerie Papiers Gras (CH)

MAY 2022
Exhibition of drawings from the residency in Benin
Espace T Carmine, Genève (CH)

Elise 2021
Galerie Papiers Gras, Genève (CH)


Derborence - 2022
Delémont'BD nomination
for the best Swiss
comic book (CH)

Elise 2019-2021
Delémont'BD nomination
for the best first Swiss comic book
comic book (CH)

Nominated for the Swiss
Children's Book Prize (CH)

Nominated for the Töpffer Prize (CH)
for young comics category

Caran d'Ache Prize for
diploma work (CH)

gracias !
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