Hangar 84 (2008)
Lode Devroe studied graphic design at the HIGRO in Ghent. Since 1984 he has worked for several companies, as label designer for jeans, among other things. In 1996, his comic 'High Speed in Utah' appeared in the Dutch small press comic magazine Zone 5300. He also created comics for the magazines Beeldstorm and the Incognito series, including his long story 'Cesium' (1998) and the adventures of sea biologist 'Dr. Dia'.
In later years he has mainly published comics on the internet (Pulp de Luxe, TopShelf Comix and his own site), but in 2006 he returned to print with contributions to MYX magazine. His breakthrough comic was 'Hangar 84', a story written by Pieter van Oudheusden and inspired by the Roswell incident. It was published in Zone 5300 and then in an extended version on the Pulp de Luxe website. Years later, in 2011, it was collected in a book by Sherpa.
Devroe works as a fulltime freelance illustrator since 2001. His illustrations, made in the retro "Atom style", have appeared in magazines like Flair (1989-91), Teek (1995-96), Impact, Smart Business and Ché. He has also done murals, calendars and posters, as well as illustrations for Malmberg school books.