The theatrical transformations of your personages is
found in the work of your contemporaries, Foerster and Cossu, as
Of Philippe Foerster
I know that he is, like me, influenced by
Wrightson. He loved him even more than I. Antonio Cossu
is influenced by
a much more diverse company of draftsmen. He learned from both
Italian, Argentinian and American draftsmen. Therefore he is a
much more all-round draftsman. All three of us do have a liking
for the fantastic strip.
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You were at the drawing-school of St.-Luc together.
Did you acquire common influences there?
Not at school. At St.-Luc everything was more focused on
'Moebius' and the Belgian school. At that time I did discover my
American influences. In shops and at sales of libraries I
encountered their work. Together with Philippe Foerster
I bought my first
albums of Berni Wrightson
and Neal Adams
. Later, the two of us -
together with Antonio Cossu
and Philippe Berthet
- had an atelier together here in
Brussels. The four of us were working on the same things for a long time.