Hindenburg by TieKo

Thierry Cuquil is a French comic book artist, who works under the pen name TieKo.

Life and career
Thierry Cuquil was born in 1962 in Toulouse, but has spent parts of his childhood in Rochefort, Fontenay Sous Bois, Compiègne, Amiens, Cherbourg and Blainville Sur Mer, and resides in the Caen area of Normandy. Cuquil grew up reading most of the French comic magazines around, as well as U.S. superhero comics. In high school he scribbled in his notebooks and spent a dissatisfying period at the Academy of Fine Arts. Disillusioned by the art world, he spent the next two years taking several odd jobs before finally picking up a pencil again.

He joined the ACCABC group, an association for the promotion of comics in Normandy and published his first comic pages in the group's fanzines Tout Bulle Or Not To Bulle and Bol d'Encre. He turned professional in the early 2000s, when he was drew the two books of the historical series 'Le Chant des Terres' from scripts by JG Wallace at Éditions Paquet in 2002 and 2004. He worked with Studio Jotim (Philippe Bonifay, Christian Rossi, Loïc Malnati, Thierry Maurel, Jérôme Lereculey, André Le Braz, a.o.) on the graphics of five books in the adaptation of Georges-Jean Arnaud's post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel series 'La Compagnie des Glaces' ('The Ice Company') at Dargaud (2006-2007).

TieKo made an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' with Jean-Blaise Djian for the series 'Les incontournables de la littérature en BD' at Glénat in 2010. He turned to humorous drawing when he worked with Ptiluc and the writers Richard Malka and Agathe André on the Bible satire 'La Pire Espèce' for Vents d'Ouest in that same year. He worked with Djian again for the volume 'Gold beach/Arromanches' in the World War II series 'Normandie Juin 44' (Vagabondages, 2011). He remained in this time period for 'Hindenburg', a historical series set in 1938, written by Patrice Ordas and Patrick Cothias (Bamboo, 2013-2015).

Le Chant de Terre
'Le Chant des Terres'.

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