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SOKAL Benoît

Like many comic artists of his generation, Benoît 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 Rêve. He started working for À Suivre in 1978, creating more humorous comics and characters. With his duck detective 'Canardo', Sokal proved to be a modern Edmond-François Calvo. The funny animal comic became one of À 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 À Suivre. He teamed up with François Rivière 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 À Suivre, called 'Le Vieil Homme qui n'Écrivait 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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Original penciled art for Canardo by Benoît SOKAL

Original penciled art for Canardo by Benoît SOKAL

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250.00 Euros

big water colored painting by Benoit SOKAL Angela Garenni

big water colored painting by Benoit SOKAL Angela Garenni

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800.00 Euros

Very big size illustration by Benoit SOKAL Clara

Very big size illustration by Benoit SOKAL Clara

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1,800.00 Euros

original comics page 1 CANARDO Issue 9 by Benoit SOKAL

original comics page 1 CANARDO Issue 9 by Benoit SOKAL

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850.00 Euros

original comics cover page CANARDO Issue 2 by Benoit SOKAL

original comics cover page CANARDO Issue 2 by Benoit SOKAL

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2,000.00 Euros

Original comics cover page CANARDO

Original comics cover page CANARDO

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2,600.00 Euros

Original comic art 11 from Kraa Issue 3 by SOKAL

Original comic art 11 from Kraa Issue 3 by SOKAL

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2,600.00 Euros

Original comic art 37 From Kraa Issue 2 by SOKAL

Original comic art 37 From Kraa Issue 2 by SOKAL

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2,560.00 Euros

Original comic art 20 from Kraa Issue 3 by SOKAL

Original comic art 20 from Kraa Issue 3 by SOKAL

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2,200.00 Euros

 
SOKAL Benoît

SOKAL Benoît

Birth : 1954-06-28
Country : Belgium

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CANARDO issue 24

CANARDO issue 24

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KRAA issue 3

KRAA issue 3

The new album of KRAA issue 3 La Colère blanche de l'orage is now available in bookshops.

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