Niklos Koda, by Grenson
Niklos Koda

Olivier Grenson is a Belgian comic book artist from Charleroi. The son of an engineer and a painter, he knew he wanted to become a comics artist since he was ten years old. He learned the finer points of the profession from Vittorio Leonardo, taking courses at the Academy of Châtelet. He subsequently studied at the School of Graphic Research in Brussels, focusing on animation. In the evenings, he worked with Eddy Paape, who introduced him to the publishing house Lombard in 1984. In 1984-85, he drew the humorous series 'Aldose et Glucose' in the publisher's magazine Tintin. A few years later, he made his first realistic comics from scripts by the Rahir sisters for the same magazine.

Carland Cross by Olivier Grenson
Carland Cross

In addition, Grenson worked on some television projects with Patrick Chaboud for RTBF. Also with Chaboud, he made the shortlived comic series 'Jack et Lola' in Circus in 1989. That same year, he joined the publishing house Claude Lefrancq and began working on the fantasy detective series 'Carland Cross' with writer Michel Oleffe. The series, that appeared in albums between 1991 and 1998, was also adapted into a series of cartoons by Kid Cartoons and broadcasted by Canal + in 1996. In 1999, Grenson teamed up with Jean Dufaux to create the thriller series 'Niklos Koda' for the collection Troisème Vague of Lombard.

In addition to drawing this series, he created 'La Femme Accident' with Denis Lapière in direct colors for the Aire Libre collection of the publishing house Dupuis in 2008. He became an allround artist with 'La douceur de l'enfer', a diptych published by Le Lombard in the collection Signé in 2011 and 2012.

La douceur de l'enfer
La douceur de l'enfer

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Last updated: 2014-06-09

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