La Lettre Foisée, by Jean-Claude Servais
La Lettre Foisée

Jean-Claude Servais studied graphic art at Saint-Luc in Liège from 1974 until 1976. His first pages were published in the Carte Blanche section Spirou in 1975, which was followed by the series 'Ronny Jackson', written by Jean-Marie Brouyère a year later. His professional career really took off at Tintin magazine.

Iriacynthe, by Jean-Claude Servais
Iriacynthe

His first works for this magazine were several short stories on scenarios by Bom and Yves Duval from 1977. He began a series of short stories about mysticism and sorcery in 1980, that were collected in the album 'La Tchalette' in 1982. A year later, he drew 'Isabelle' in the magazine.

Lova, by Jean-Claude Servais
Lova

During his military days, he met Gérard Dewamme, with whom he created 'Tendre Violette' in À Suivre. They continued their collaboration at Lombard and Glénat with 'Les Saisons de la Vie' and 'Les Voyages Clos - Montagne Fleurie'. In 1989, he teamed up with the chansonnier Julos Beaucarne to create the epic 'L'Appel de Madame la Baronne'.

La Belle Coquetière, by Jean-Claude Servais
La Belle Coquetière

Servais began writing his own scenarios with the albums 'Iriacynthe', 'L'Almanach' and 'La Petite Reine'. In 1992, he created a cycle about the wizard Merlin, called 'Pour l'Amour de Guenièvre', that appeared in Je Bouquine. He joined the publishing house Dupuis in 1992 with 'Lova' in the collection Aire Libre. For the same collection, he drew 'Fanchon' in 1998, 'Déesse Blanche, Déesse Noire' in 2001, 'L'assassin qui parle aux oiseau' in 2005 and 'Le jardin des glaces' in 2008.

La Hache et le Fusil, by Jean-Claude Servais
La Hache et le Fusil

At the same publisher, in the collection Repérages, he began a series of authentic stories under the title 'La Mémoire des Arbres' in 1994. Several independent stories are collected in this series, such as 'La Hache et le Fusil', 'Les Seins de Café', 'La Belle Coquetière', 'La Lettre Froissée' and 'Le Tempérament de Marilou'. These stories are usually situated in the country, such as the Belgian Ardennes or La Gaume, in the early 20th Century. In addition he was present at Casterman with the diptych 'Les Diaboliques' in 2006. Again for Dupuis, he made 'Orval' in 2009-2010, and 'Godefroid de Bouillon' in 2012.

Orval by JC Servais
Orval

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Last updated: 2012-11-30

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