After completing his studies at Saint-Luc, André Taymans teamed up with Jean-Claude de la Royère to adapt 'Les Compagnons de la Peur' for Éditions Lefrancq in 1990. In the following year, Taymans illustrated 'Alex Nora: Opération Bolivar' from a script by Gabrielle Borile for Lombard, and then worked on two 'Sam Griffith' books with Jean-François di Giorgio for Alpen. In 1992, he succeeded Griffo as the artist of the detective series 'Munro' at Dupuis.
He continued his exploits by starting the children's series 'Les Aventures de Charlotte' along with Rudi Miel, which was first published in Le Soir and then in books by Casterman between 1993 and 1997. In addition he started another children's series with Di Giorgio, namely 'Bouchon, le petit cochon', that Casterman published in four books from 1995 to 1997. Taymans worked with several scriptwriters on his early productions, but started writing his own stories when he launched 'Caroline Baldwin', a realistic series about an HIV-positive detective that is published by Casterman since 1996. As a scriptwriter, Taymans worked with artist Éric Lenaerts on 'La Fugitive' in 2004 and 2005.
Bouchon, le petit cochon
Taymans also wrote and drew the oneshot 'Les Tribulations de Roxane' for Point Image in 2000, while creating the detective series 'Les Filles d'Aphrodite' with Corine Jamar for Glénat between 1999 and 2002. Together with Jamar, he wrote the script for a comic story based on the game 'Les Incollables', that was drawn by Taymans' regular colorist Bruno Wesel in 2002. Taymans and Wesel had previously cooperated on the artwork of the series 'Mac Namara', that was written by Patrick Delperdange and published by Casterman in 2000 and 2001. Taymans worked with Delperdange again on the one-shot thriller 'Assassine' in 2004.
In close cooperation with Raymond Macherot, Taymans relaunched Macherot's classic animal comic 'Sibylline' in 2006. Five books were published by Éditions Flouzemaker between 2006 and 2008. Flouzemaker also published Taymans' one-shot 'Ban Manis' in 2009. Together with Erwin Drèze he was also responsible for two books in Jacques Martin's 'Lefranc' series. In 2010, Taymans drew the first book in the series 'Ella Mahé' by scriptwriters Jean-François and Maryse Charles. Active in both the realistic and the caricatural drawing style, André Taymans is influenced by Clear Line artists as well as Franquin and Tillieux.