Névé by Emmanuel Lepage

The Breton artist Emmanuel Lepage learned the finer points of the comics profession from Jean-Claude Fournier. His first illustrations appeared in Ouest-France in 1983, and in that same year, he self-published the album 'La Fin du Monde aura-t-elle Lieu?'. He founded the Volapuk fanzine, and began collaborations with local publishers and the educational publications of Ouest-France, as well as the magazines Tintin Reporter and Circus. Also with Ouest-France, he published his first comic series, 'Les Aventures de Kelvinn', in 1987 and 1988.

Alex Clement Est Mort, by Emmanuel Lepage
Alex Clement Est Mort

In 1990, he collaborated with Georges Pernin on the comics adaption of Huguette Carrière's novel 'L'Envoyé' in the collection Signe de Piste of Lombard. A year later, he joined the publishing house Glénat and started working on 'Névé', a series of five books written by Dieter. He created 'La Terre Sans Mal' with Anne Sibran in the collection Aire Libre at Dupuis in 1999. This album, created with watercolors, earned him several awards and the recognition of both critics and readers.

Oh les Filles by Emmanuel Lepage
Oh les Filles

He then illustrated 'Alex Clement Est Mort' on a scenario by Delphine Rieu for Vents d'Ouest. In 2004, Lepage returned to the Aire Libre collection with a diptych about the Nicoraguan Revolution, called 'Muchacho', doing both script and art. Together with his wife Sophie Michel, he subsequently made the diptych 'Oh les Filles' for Futuropolis in 2008 and 2009.

Muchacho, by Emmanuel Lepage

An avid traveler, he has chronicled his travels in the comics documentaries 'Voyage aux îles de la Désolation' (2011) and 'Un printemps à Tchernobyl' (2012), that were both published by Futuropolis.

On 26 November 2018 Emmanuel Lepage received the Grand Boum Ville de Blois for his entire oeuvre. 

In 2019 the Belgian Comics Center in Brussels celebrates its 30th anniversary. LePage designed a special poster for the event and its accompanying exhibition. Yet on 5 September 2019 Moulinsart, who guard Herge' s copyright, objected to the unpermitted presence of the red-and-white rocket from the 'Tintin' stories and threatened to sue. On 8 September 2019 LePage released a new poster, adding different comic characters and replacing the 'Tintin' rocket with the airplane from Edgar P. Jacobs' 'Blake & Mortimer'. 

Un printemps a Tchernobyl by Emmanuel Lepage
Un printemps à Tchernobyl

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