Like many comic artists of his generation, BenoĂ®t SOKAL took lessons in making comics from Claude Renard at the Saint-Luc in Brussels. During this period, he made several realistic comics for Le 9e RĂŞve. He started working for Ă€ Suivre in 1978, creating more humorous comics and characters. With his duck detective 'Canardo', Sokal proved to be a modern Edmond-FranĂ§ois Calvo. The funny animal comic became one of Ă€ Suivre's and the publishing house Casterman's most popular series.
In addition to 'Canardo', Sokal produced the realistic historical comic 'Sanguine' in 1987, also for Ă€ Suivre. He teamed up with FranĂ§ois RiviĂ¨re to create the police fiction 'Silence, on Tue!' for the publishing house Nathan in 1990. Five years later, he came up with another realistic comic for Ă€ Suivre, called 'Le Vieil Homme qui n'Ă‰crivait Plus'.
By the late 1990s, Sokal handed (part of) the artwork of 'Canardo' to Pascal Regnauld to pursue a career in the games industry. He worked on videogames for fifteen years, participating on the graphics of projects like 'L'Amerzone' (1998). He remained active as a scriptwriter for series like 'Paradise' with art by Brice Bingono (Casterman, 2005-2008) before returning as an artist with the 'Kraa' trilogy in 2010.
Source : Lambiek
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