Thierry Robin

Born on September 30, 1958 in Damery, in the Marne, Thierry Robin was introduced to comics during his time at the School of Fine Arts in Reims before making his debut with "Djin", "Triolo" and "Mikado". Like many others, through advertising work, he published his first album in 1990, "Death to the Devil!" (Rackham). The title was selected as one of the Essentials of the Angoulême International Comics Festival. This eminent distinction opened the doors of Delcourt to him, with whom he published the saga "Rouge de Chine", four volumes of heroic fantasy tinged with poetic realism. With a helping hand from Yann, he tackled the adaptation of a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, for the first volume of "Sales Petites Contes" (Dupuis, Humour Libre collection): "Le Vilain Petit Phoque". With time he created his own graphic style: extremely dynamic in its layouts and highly imaginative in its colors. Selected by Poste, he created a stamp design bearing the image of Father Christmas. He's been working on the end-of-year campaign every year since. In 2000, the character created for that project became the hero of a series of silent comics. With Trondheim's scripts, Thierry Robin has revived the genre of family comics. His prodigious partnership with Fabien Nury gave rise to two successful series: "La Mort de Staline" (The Death of Staline, Dargaud) and "Mort au Tsar!" (Death to the Tsar!, Dargaud), the second volume of which appeared in 2015.