Artwork by Sidney
Yves Duval was one of the most prominent scenarists of the magazine Tintin. He started at Lombard publishers when he was only sixteen years of age. His first published work in Tintin was 'Ils l'Appelaient Alcibiade', illustrated by Raymond Reding. In 1952 he adapted Robert Louis Stevenson's 'David Balfour' into a comic illustrated by Jacques Laudy. He soon specialized in short documentary stories, of which he made about 1500. These comics were illustrated by many of the "big names", like Jean Graton, René Follet, Hermann, Sidney, Eddy Paape, Juan Cicuendez, Fernand Cheneval, Philippe Delaby, Jean-Claude Servais, Fred Funcken, Paul Cuvelier, Ferry, Christian Denayer, Jo-El Azara, Charles Jarry, etc. At the same time, Yves Duval wrote numerous articles, tales, novels and interviews for the magazine for magazines like La Semaine de Suzette, Line, Pilote and Record.
Duval is also the writer of numerous famous series that appeared in Tintin throughout the years. For instance, there were 'Rataplan' (with Berck), 'Hassan et Kadour' (with Laudy), 'Rocky Bill' (with William Vance), 'Howard Flynn' (with René Follet), 'Marc Francval' (with Éduard Aidans), 'Doc Silver', 'Capitan' (with Fred and Liliane Funcken) and 'Spaghetti' (with Dino Attanasio). While writing for Tintin, his name also appeared in Pilote ('Buck Gallo' with Mic Delinx) and Le Soir Jeunesse ('Les Aventures de Christopher' with Franz). Yves Duval was also active as a journalist for the Belgian Paris-Match and Moniteur de l'Automobile.
Artwork by Eddy Paape