Bob et Lili (1972)
Born in Verviers, Belgium, Robert Hénen attended the Institut Sain-Michel and the Superior School of Fine Arts in Liège (1948-51). After completing his military service, he went to work as a decorator in a department store in Verviers. In 1959 he emigrated to Canada, and worked as a designer, illustrator and concept artist for Expo 67 as well as several advertising agencies.
Sharade, Aventurière de l'Espace
In 1971 he created the characters 'Bob et Lili', the mascots of Safari, the children's supplement of Montréal-Matin. He also made comic stories with these characters between late 1971 and 1973. Later, Hénen created the science-fiction comic 'Sharade, Aventurière de l'Espace' of which two albums appeared in 1974 and 1975. Hénen then focused on illustrations for educational material and scriptwriting for theater.