Yves SWOLFSÂ is a Belgian comic artist and scenarist, who was worked in a great variety of genres. He studied both Literature and journalism before joining Claude Renard's Atelier R at the Saint-Luc Institute in his birth city Brussels. His first comic stories appeared in the atelier's magazine Le NeuviĂ¨me RĂŞve in 1978. Upon gradution, he started out doing commercial assignments and illustrations, before creating the western comic 'Durango' for the publishing house Ă‰ditions des Archers in 1980. The series, inspired by spaghetti westerns and Clint Eastwood, was later continued at Dargaud, Alpen and Les HumanoĂŻdes AssociĂ©s until 1998. Swolfs revived the series at the publishing house Soleil in 2006, but handed over the art duties to Thierry Girod.
In 1987 and for VĂ©cu magazine, Swolfs created the historical series 'Dampierre', situated during the War in the VendĂ©e and the French Revolution. In 1991, Swolfs handed over the graphic part of the series to Ă‰ric for one episode, before Pierre Legein took over in 1994. Also in 1991, Swolfs took a stab at the fantasy genre with 'Le Prince de la Nuit', a vampire series set in 1930s Paris. Six books appeared until 2001.
As a writer, he created the western series 'Black Hills 1890' for Marc-Renier (GlĂ©nat, 1999), the post-apocalyptic 'Vlad' for Griffo (Lombard, 2000) and the thriller 'James Healer' for Giulio De Vita (Lombard, 2002). In 2003 he created the mideival heroic fantasy series 'LĂ©gendes' for Soleil Productions. Yves Swolfs is also a musician in the rock groups Lazare and Wolf Gang.
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