Album
Révélations posthumes

Album Information
TitleRévélations posthumes
StoryBiographie de Robert-Howard Barlow (1918-1951) et ses relations avec H.P. Lovecraft
StoryAmnésie
StoryLa visitation d'Amiens
StoryLa femme de cire du musée Spitzner
StoryLe crime de la mosquée
Comments
from the article "The first publications (1995)":
What happened after Saint-Luc and the Academy?
Andreas: Yet I hold good memories on Saint-Luc, because of the friends and aquaintances it has left me. We shared the same passion, we all wanted to do comics. After Saint-Luc I worked with Antonio Cossu, Philippe Foerster and Philippe Berthet for - I don't remember exactly how long - six to twelve months. We had rented some space and made a workshop out of it. We had much fun. We discussed eachother's work, that was a lot of fun. Talking to comic book artists these days, its always about rights of authorship, contracts and the like. It's no longer about what's really interesting about the trade.
You worked in the same space, yet everyone had his own work...
Andreas: Everyone did his own thing. We just started. I drew the first episode of Révélations posthumes in collaboration with François Rivière and made sketches for Eddy Paape. Antonio Cossu made drawings and the layout for a small business magazine. Philippe Berthet and Philippe Foerster worked on a book about hunting in Belgium; Berthet drew the animals and Foerster did the backgrounds and characters. That was the beginning, we became professional slowly but certainly. Then followed the first festivals of Angoulême, where we made our first important contacts...
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About the same time the first episodes of Révélations posthumes appear in (A Suivre). Where your collaboration with François Rivière originate?
Andreas: The first episode of Révélations posthumes I made in 1977 and these were published the year after in (A Suivre). The contact with François Rivière comes from that famous day when Jijé visited the Saint-Luc. I had a drawing on (site-editor: in Dutch: schaafkarton), my first. That happened to be the only one of which Jijé had said:""That's good! Look, that is good, elegant..." Rivière was there as well. He was looking for someone to do the cover of a Jules Verne book and approached me. Later I asked him to write a story for me. I believe he didn't feel like it at first, but I persisted, so eventually he came up with a text on H.P. Lovecraft. After he had seen the first plates, he became more interested. At first we worked for Métal Hurlant, for a Lovecraft special. But when I was finished, Riviere told me: "Métal Hurlant isn't doing well these days, they don't pay well. Maybe it would be better to go to (A Suivre)." I must say I didn't feel good about this thing with Métal Hurlant. That also led to some arguments. Later I understood that it was really something for (A Suivre). They were looking exactly for this mixture of comics and literature. After that we continued working for them. Métal Hurlant was a lost case in all respects.
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You made Révélations posthumes on (site-editor: in Dutch: schaafkarton), in a very different style than your work for Tintin/Hello BD (fr); Kuifje (nl). Did you work a long time on these plates?
Andreas: Yes I worked a long time on Révélations posthumes, especially on those stories on Loti and H.P. Lovecraft. I was very careful, because I didn't really know what I was doing. I spent much time on them.
Révélations posthumes has become an odd album, but I don't really think it's good. It's not really a strip, more like an overillustrated text, mainly because of the photographs I used, which I did partially to work faster. And of course my drawing style was not great.
Did you work out the text based on the photos? Or did you look for photos to match the texts?
Andreas: I looked for photos to match the text. For some stories we made photos ourselves, like stories on Jule Verne or Loti. For La femme de cire du musée Spitzner we visited the museum more than once. It happened to be in France and later in Belgium. The story on Agatha Christie I made with photos from a book François Rivière lent me and other things I found myself. Eventually it became routine and we stopped it.
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Editions

Révélations posthumes (1980, Bédérama)

Thanks to Marc Bavay for the scans.

Album Edition Information
AlbumRévélations posthumes
Year1980
Language French
Drawings inblack-and-white
Comments
Patrick van Bergen (Site Editor) notes:
Detail of the back cover of this album, showing Rivière and Andreas.

Posthume onthullingen (1989, Sherpa)

Album Edition Information
AlbumRévélations posthumes
Year1989
Language Dutch
TitlePosthume onthullingen
CollectionEverest
CoverHardCover
Drawings inblack-and-white

Révélations posthumes (1991, Delcourt)

Album Edition Information
AlbumRévélations posthumes
Year1991
Language French
Drawings inblack-and-white

Révélations posthumes (1994, Delcourt)

Album Edition Information
AlbumRévélations posthumes
Year1994
Language French
Drawings inblack-and-white