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
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
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.
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.
Un printemps à Tchernobyl