Dick Hérisson, by Didier Savard
Dick Hérisson

Didier Savard was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines) and was initially an English teacher. He began his artistic career on the side, making his first illustrations in Survivre et Vivre and the daily Libération in 1972. In the following year, Libération published his first comic, 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Auguste Pinochet'. In 1979, a collection of his humorous work for magazines like Méfi, Fluide Glacial, Libération and La Gueule Ouverte was published in the album 'Demain, Ça Ira Encore Mieux!' at Encre Noire. In 1980, he became a regular contributor to the magazines L'Écho des Savanes and L'Étudiant. He also made several short stories for Pilote.

Savard radically changed his style in 1982, coming up with Clear Line-inspired graphics in the series 'Dick Hérisson' in Charlie Mensuel. Continuing this style, he collaborated with scenarist Jean-Claude Forest on 'Leonid Beaudragon' in Okapi in 1986, of which Éditions Bayard published three books between 1986 and 1992. Savard teamed up with scenarist and colorist Sylvie Escudié in 1992, and revived the classic series 'Perlin et Pinpin', that was created by Maurice Cuvillier in 1940, in Perlin magazine.

comic art by Didier Savard
Léonid Beaudragon

He is also the author of the promotional comics 'Une Aventure de Bill Rolling' (SKF Distribution, 1990) and 'Scooter Frayeur J'ai déjà donné!' (Mairie de Colombes, 1992), and one shots like 'La satiété du spectacle' (Artefact, 1984) and 'Vae Victis' (Trans BD, 1988). The eleventh and final 'Dick Hérisson' album appeared at Dargaud in 2004, followed by two compendiums in 2006 and 2007.

Didier Savard has also cooperated with journalist, producer and writer Sophie Loubière on the radio serials 'Le Secret du coffre rouge' (100 episodes and 'Le Mystère Mornefange' (50 episodes). He passed away on 4 July 2016.

Dick Hérisson, by Didier Savard
Dick Hérisson

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