Born in France in 1980. He works as a press illustrator for the national daily Le Monde and the satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné. He has also worked on numerous graphic reports for various french newspapers. As a cartoonist, Aurel has published around 20 books,including two non-fictional comics, Clandestino and La Meritiense. In 2011, he co-directed with Florence Corre his first animated short film, Octobre Noir. Josep is his first feature film.