comic book writer

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4pm

Comic books and funny flying machines have always been a good match. This fantasy of flight, at the heart of the À tire d’aile exhibition, will give writer Fred Duval the opportunity to land at the Photographic Center for a workshop meeting. Fred will revisit the above-ground inventions of the Hauteville House series where airships and rockets rub shoulders with Nadar and Victor Hugo. This presentation of flying machines, from their creation with the artist to their function in a story, will allow us to better understand the profession of scriptwriter.

The meeting will be followed by a workshop during which the public will be led to question the particular codes of the comic strip or how the reader tells his own story when he reads a comic strip.

Free of charge, according to the number of places available
Information and reservations at
t. +33 (0)2 35 89 36 96

Illustration: Hauteville House, Volume 2. Gioux, Manchu, Duval – Delcourt, 2005

Born in January 1965 in Rouen, Fred Duval published his first album, 500 fusils, in 1995. The same year, he produced his first big success, Carmen Mc Callum, on the “Série B” label. Travis and Hauteville House followed. In 2008, he tackles with the cartoonist Zanzim an old dream: adapting Tartuffe into comics. In 2010 he joined the team of Le Casse with La Grande Escroquerie and created Nico, with Philippe Berthet, published by Dargaud. The same year, he launches with Jean-Pierre Pécau in the adventure D-Day, a concept series directed by Fred Blanchard that revisits the major turning points of history. In 2012, he published The Man of the Year 1917, a great critical and commercial success. In 2014, he published an album devoted to Esterhazy and the Dreyfus Affair as well as Wonderball, an ambitious thriller written with Pecau and drawn by Colin Wilson. In 2016, two new series were published by Delcourt: Mousquetaire and Nom de code : Martin. In October 2016, the album XIII Mystery written under the direction of Jean Van Hamme and drawn by Corentin Rouge appeared. Fred is currently adapting with Didier Cassegrain the novel Nymphéas Noirs by Michel Bussi.