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Martin Panchaud

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Martin Panchaud was born in 1982 in Geneva (Switzerland) and has been living in Zurich for a few years now. Graphic designer and author-illustrator, he has produced several publications of comic strips, large narrative formats and computer graphics, in a unique visual style.

His dyslexia was a hindrance that significantly impacted his schooling. It made him place reading, as well as the interpretation of shapes and their meanings, at the center of his research, and prompted him to choose a very particular style to express his creativity and to tell stories. 

Thanks to his work, he received several prizes and awards, and carried out artistic residencies in order to develop his creative projects. Exhibited in various cultural establishments in Europe, such as the Barbican Centre in London and the Onassis Stegi Cultural Centre in Athens, he particularly stood out for his impressive work called SWANH.NET, a 123-metre-long illustrated adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV, published in 2016.

His first graphic novel, called La Couleur Des Choses, a 240-page book published in German by Edition Moderne, is released in 2020. 


  • Die Farbe der Dinge, 230 pages, Edition Moderne#, CH, 2020
  • Durchquerung, 7 pages, Strapazin# 134, CH, 2019
  • Die Farbe der Dinge , 13 pages, Strapazin # 128, CH, 2017
  • Into the Unknown, exhibition catalogue, Barbican International Enterprises 2017 »
  • Portraits 1-4, Serigraph 69 x 69 cm, 2016
  • SWANH.NET, Adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV, 27 X 12’307 cm, 2016
  • Fictional documentary for FSD (Documentaire fictif pour FSD), 4 pages, CH, 2016
  • Infographic Design in Media, 2 pages, Image Publishing, CHN, 2015
  • Internet, where is your house?, 7 pages, Strapazin# 115, CH, 2014
  • Buying, Selling and Usufruct, 9 pages, Der Pfeil# 4, DE, 2014
  • 22nd VICTORY, Grand format narratif, 400 x 120 cm, 2013
  • Décomposition Psychique, Grand format narratif, 137 x 120 cm, 2010
  • Bernard Van Deik, Jardin, 13 pages, l’Octopdoe, CH, 2009
  • K et autres nouvelles, 12 pages, Le Troglodyte, l’Octopode, CH, 2003


Group exhibitions

  • Un autre monde… possible, Catherine Niederhauser Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2020
  • Fumetto Satellites, 041 IG Kultur, Luzern, Switzerland, 2019
  • Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019
  • Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, BRANDTS, Odense, Denmark, 2019
  • Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, 2018
  • Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Center, London, 2017
  • BANG! Evolution de la bande dessinée à Genève, Le Commun, Geneva, 2016
  • Centre for Contemporary Art, Geneva, 2014
  • CFPAA, Geneva, 2012 – 2011
  • Jardin, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, 2010
  • Swiss Embassy, Paris, 2009
  • Le Troglodyte, Sion (VS), Tramelan (BE), Fribourg (FR), Switzerland, 2004

Awards / Residences

  • Best Swiss Comic Debut Work Award, Delémont’BD  Festival, 2020
  • Literature Award by the City of Zurich, 2020
  • MAX UND MORITZ Prize Nominee for Best International Comic 2020

  • Literaturförderung des Kantons Zürich, 2018

  • Comic-stipendien der deutschschweizer städte – Förderpreis, 2018

  • Internationale KANTAR «Information is beautiful Awards» – SILVER, 2016

  • Bourses Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland, City of Geneva, 2014

  • Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2013

  • Young Comic Art Award by the canton of Geneva, 2012

  • Aid to Creation grant awarded by the City of Geneva, Switzerland, 2011

  • Winner of the Graphic Design Competition organized by the French Consulate General in Geneva, Switzerland, 2007