Nola's Worlds

Super-cute fantasy comic from France

Author & Artists


Mathieu Mariolle was born in 1978 in Paris, France. After studying to be a translator, he returned to his childhood dream of writing books. He had been passionate about graphic novels ever since his father gave him a copy of the long-running Wild West comic book series Blueberry when he was five years old. His graphic novels include the series Pixie (with art by Aurore), published by Delcourt in French and TokyoPop in English. He blogs at


MiniKim (Maïté Lajic) was born in 1978 in Sarreguemines, Moselle. MiniKim has always had a passion for animation and art. As a kid she drew her own stories using characters from Japanese animation, but not until she was a teenager did she put aside her aspirations for a career in a rock band to devote herself fully to illustration. She studied animation in Luxembourg, and after several years of jobs in a variety of fields, began working as a Flash animator and children’s book illustrator. She discovered a love of comics when attending the huge festival at Angoulême in France. She met author Mathieu Mariolle via the internet, and he offered her the Nola’s Worlds (Alta Donna) project. With her husband, game designer MagicFred, she is the creator of the graphic novel series Job Academy (Dargaud). MiniKim has a website at, and lives in Montreal, Canada.


Pop (Mélanie Buffière) blogs at