Anouk Ricard is an author, artist, and stop-motion animator who was born in the south of France. She began the Anna and Froga series in 2004. The book collections of the comic have received widespread acclaim, and Ricard has received multiple nominations for the Best Book Award at the Angoul me International Comics Festival. She lives in Lyon, France.
"In Anouk Ricard's gently bonkers satire, an everyman wage-earner endures the indignities foisted upon him by his zany boss and downtrodden co-workers. [Ricard] just barely cushion[s] her pointed jabs at the insular, dysfunctional families we construct at work." --The Globe & Mail"Combine absurdity with Ricard's simplified, charming funny animal art style and you've got a very funny comic. Ricard has a healthy appreciation for the ridiculous that is as infectious here as it is in [her] Anna books." --Comic Book Resources"[Benson's Cuckoos] is like a fever dream of workplace anxiety drawn by Richard Scarry for those worn down by the business grind... Those who've worked office jobs with self-important, rude, or clueless coworkers (and who hasn't?) will appreciate the satire." --Publishers Weekly"Surreal workplace comedy as performed by anthropomorphic animals." --Tim O'Neil, AV Club