Biography Christophe Blain
It was during his military service in the French Navy that Christophe Blain drew his first comics. Published in 1994 in 'Carnet d'un matelot', these boards launched his career. He then went on to illustrate scenarios by David B. for the review Lapin before making a successful album, 'The Speed ​​Reducer'. In 2001, Blain triumphed with 'Isaac the pirate', a skewer of historical adventures greeted with happiness by the public and the critics and rewarded at the Angoulême festival in 2002. That same year, he found Joann Sfar in the drawing for the series 'Socrates the half dog'. Still continuing to tell the tales of his ‘Isaac the pirate’, he nevertheless embarked on other adventures. After bringing back his ‘Latvian Carnets’ in 2005, he changed the pace of narration in 2007 by releasing ‘Nathalie’. By eyeing a side of "Blueberry" with a touch of Woody Allen, Christophe Blain's work marks the return of adventure in the current of new comics. In 2008, the two sequels of ‘Nathalie’ came out: ‘Beau bandit’ and 'Ernest'. In 2010, he received the RTL comics prize for 'Quai d'Orsay: diplomatic chronicles', in which he recounts the daily life of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the man responsible for writing the minister's speeches (freely inspired by Dominique de Villepin). Volume 2 of 'Quai d'Orsay' was released in December 2011. This second volume obtained, in 2013, the Fauve d'or for the best album at the Angoulême Festival.