Caurette was founded in 2016 by Jean-Christophe Caurette who, in dire need of inspiration, couldn’t find a better way to name his publishing house.
Caurette mainly publishes artbooks by well-known illustrators and contemporary painters. We also produce collections of graphic novels both for adults and children. The projects we take on can be originals, reprintings or translations of foreign publiations. We also enjoy working with artists we feel professionnaly close to on artist’s editions.
In a nutshell, we publish a lot of stuff but our books are always related to illustration and, most of all, we always enjoy working on these projects. And, because we can’t seem to have enough to work on, we also import (most of the time in exclusivity) many artbooks which you can find on our online shop.
As of july 2020, Caurette’s staff is composed of five employees and its turnover amounted to 875 000 € in 2019.
Born in 1970, Jean-Christophe Caurette grew up reading Astérix, Tintin, Lucky Luke and Gaston Lagaffe. Les Oiseaux du Maître by Christin and Mézières was also a part of that list, but that’s a story for another time. After studying trade, he worked for Microsoft for two years and then produced corporate movies for twenty years.
He met world-famous Korean illustrator Kim Jung Gi in 2012 and “accidentaly” became his agent. That led him to establish his own publishing house four years later.
He likes chestnut cream, hiking, Mercurey, Burma and publishing books.