Lulu Femme Nue
Étienne Davodeau studied Plastic Arts in Rennes and co-founded B.D. Psurde, a small studio that published the collective album 'La Vie Tourmentée d'Ernest Formidable' in 1987. After several publications in fanzines, he created 'L'Homme Qui n'Aimait Pas les Arbres' in 1992, the first part of the 'Les Amis de Saltiel' trilogy that heralded the new Géneration Dargaud collection. From 1994 until 1996, he worked on the independent "road comic" 'Le Constat', which was eventually published by Dargaud in the collection Long Courrier.
In 1996, he made the children's book 'Juliette Galipette' for Magnard, a publisher for which he also made 'Le Voyage Infernal', illustrated by his BD Psurde colleague Joub. From 1997, he published a large part of his work with Delcourt, starting with 'Quelques Jours Avec Un Menteur' (1997) and 'Le Réflexe de Survie' (1998). He then created several detective comics, such as 'La Gloire d'Albert' (1999), 'Anticyclone' (2000), 'Rural' (2001) and 'Ceux qui t'Aiment' (2002). The chronicle 'Les mauvaises gens' followed in 2005.
La Gloire d'Albert
As a scenarist, he teamed up with Joub again and started the children's series 'Max et Zoé' (Delcourt, 1999-2003) and the coming of age story 'Geronimo' (Dupuis, 2007-2010). He also cooperated with David Prudhomme on a comics adaptation of 'La Tour des Miracles', a novel by Georges Brassens. He was also present at the publisher PMJ, with the autobiographical comic 'L'Atelier' (2002) and in the Aire Libre collection of Dupuis with 'Chute de Vélo' (2004).
Futuropolis has released several of his graphic novels, stating with the diptych 'Lulu Femme Nue' in 2008 and 2010. 'Les Ignorants' (2011) chronicled his experiences when he swapped places with winegrower Richard Leroy for a year. He has also participated in several collective projects, such as 'Québec, un détroit dans le fleuve' (Casterman, 2008), 'Le Tour du monde en bande dessinée' (Delcourt, 2009), 'Rupestres!' (Futuropolis, 2011) and 'Souvenirs de films' (Lombard, 2011).