In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki managed to escape poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray - whose most legendary photos she inspired - she would be immortalised by Kisling, Foujita, Per Krohg, Calder, Utrillo and Leger. Kiki was the muse of a generation that seeks to escape the hangover of the Great War, but she was above all one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century.
Jose-Luis Bocquet is a writer, comic book editor, and former journalist. Catel Muller is a renowned author of children's books and mature graphic novels. They jointly won the Angouleme Festival Grand Prize, France's most prestigious graphic novel award.