Alix by Marc Jailloux
Alix #32 - La Dernière Conquête

Marc Jailloux is a French comic book artist. Although his early comics were in the fantasy genre, he best-known for his work on Jacques Martin's historical series 'Orion' and 'Alix'.

Jailloux was born in 1973 in the Bordeaux region. He developed a passion for comics by reading the work of the Franco-Belgian masters. After obtaining his baccalaureate in Plastic Arts, he attended the École du Louvre in Paris in 1991, and subsequently specialized in storyboards and lay-out at the CFT Gobelins. He began his career in 1994. Initially active in the field of animation, he found employment with Ubisoft, the largest French producer of video games. Among the projects he worked on was the video game based on the 'XIII' comic series by William Vance and Jean Van Hamme in 2003.

Sangsuc, by Marc Jailloux
Sangsuc

He didn't loose sight on his interest in comics, however. He self-published his comic 'Gousdaïl le Vampire' in 1998, and won the first prize at the BD AWARDS contest for the short story 'Comme ça se prononce', which was published in Spirou magazine in 1999. In 2002 he released the fantasy comic 'Le Château de Monsieur Sangsuc' with Éditions Pointe Noire and made the sole book in the series 'Necrolympia' with Stéphane Beauverger for Panini in 2005. He had his breakthrough after meeting Jacques Martin in 2005. He got the opportunity to work in the atelier of Martin's former assistant Gilles Chaillet, for whom Jailloux worked as an inker on book 4 of 'La Dernière Prophétie' (2007) and the diptych 'Vinci' (Glénat, 2008-2009).

By 2008 Jailloux presented a new plot for Jacques Martin's series 'Orion', which is set in ancient Greece. Martin had personally written and drawn the first two albums of this series in the early 1990s, while Christophe Simon drew the third volume in 1998. Jailloux was greenlighted to proceed with his brand new 'Orion' story, which was published under the title 'Les Oracles' by Casterman in 2011, about a year after Jacques Martin's death. Together with writers like Géraldine Ranouil and Mathieu Bréda, he has been working on plot and artwork of new stories in Martin's signature series 'Alix' from 2013 onwards. He succeeded Christophe Simon as the lead artist, although Marco Venanzi continues to produce an occasional album in alternation with Jailloux.


Orion - Les Oracles

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