Caurette Publishing (Editions Caurette) is a subsidiary of Optima, founded in 1986 by Jean-Luc Caurette (the elder). Since 2015, the company has been expanding its business into illustrated titles and comic books, through Jean-Christophe Caurette (the younger).
Jean-Christophe was instrumental in the setting up of the European Comics Festival in Strasbourg, France, (know locally as Strasbulles – Festival Européen de la Bande Dessinée de Strasbourg) working in various roles for several years before becoming festival director 2011-2013. During this period, he invited Korean artist KIM Jung Gi to the event and as a result became his agent and then his distributor in Europe.
Four years later, the newly created Editions Caurette moved from focusing on the promotion of illustrators from Asian countries, through SuperAni, to Franco-Belgian illustrators.
In 2016, Caurette Editions opened LiberDistri to distribute books from SuperAni and Caurette Editions as well as beautiful and hard-to-find books from illustrators and other small international publishers.
Today Editions Caurette promotes the work of some of the most famous illustrators from around the world.