Les Artistes

"Icon(s)" april - july 2015

Born in Belgium in 1942, he died in 2013.

After working as an industrial designer in a textile factory, Didier Comès published his first comics in the children section of the daily Le Soir in 1969. He also worked for the magazines Spirou and (A Suivre). It was in the latter that he first published the comic novel Silence, arguably his most famous work, which won the award for best album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 1981. He is also the creator of L’Ombre du Corbeau, a comic novel about World War I. Aside from his use of black and white, Comès’ art is characterized by its surrealism and its use of fantastic elements.