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Xavier Dorison

Author biography Xavier Dorison

Xavier Dorison was born in 1972. After three years of business school, during which he launched the higher education comic book festival, he started writing the script for the first volume of "Troisième testament" (Glénat), a series illustrated by Alex Alice. It was a hit. Following that, he worked with Mathieu Lauffray on the first volume of the series "Prophet" (Les Humanoïdes associés, 2000), and then with Christophe Bec on the series "Sanctuaire" (Les Humanoïdes associés, 2001). In a very short time, Xavier Dorison carved out his status in the world of Franco-Belgian comic books, a status which was confirmed by "W.E.S.T." (Dargaud), which he co-wrote with Fabien Nury for one of the biggest realist illustrators on the scene, Christian Rossi. But Dorison didn't limit himself just to the world of comics. In 2006 the film "Les Brigades du Tigre" was released, an adaptation of the TV series of the same name, which Dorison co-wrote with Nury. In 2007, he teamed up again with Mathieu Lauffray for the "Long John Silver" adventure, which also met with huge success. In 2008, Dargaud publishing called on Xavier Dorison to write the script of the first volume of "XIII Mystery," the spin off from the famous series "XIII" (Dargaud). The artwork was created by Ralph Meyer, and this would be the beginning of another prolific collaboration. The pair then went on to create the Viking epic "Asgard" (Dargaud). With Thomas Allart In 2014, he produced "H.S.E." (Dargaud, Europe Comics 2017), a tale of suspense about the possible downward spiral of an ultraliberal society. As an author with a high output, Dorison tends to work on several comic book series at the same time, all the while continuing his work on TV and cinema scripts. Switching with ease between series like "Asgard", "XIII Mystery", "H.S.E.", "Le Chant du Cygne" (2014, Le Lombard), "Red Skin" (2014, Glénat) and, his latest and greatest success "Undertaker" (2015, Dargaud, 2016 Europe Comics), he's proved his ability to work with genres varying from adventure to western to historical drama, without ever losing the energy of the plot line and the solidity of the structure that characterize his work. So it comes as no great surprise to know that he's been entrusted with the continuation of one of the biggest adventure series of Franco-Belgian comics: "Thorgal" (Le Lombard)... watch this space!

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