Frédéric Volante was born in 1975 in Etterbeek, just outside of Brussels. His comic book career began in Italy, as he went to work for publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore on the series Nick Raider, about a New York police officer of Italian origin who combats the mafia, gangsters, terrorists, and serial killers. Some years later Volante drew the artwork for the series Esprit du vent and Lukas, both also published by Sergio Bonelli. He soon crossed over to the Franco-Belgian market, where he illustrated Les Z (Glénat), the story of four Jewish brothers who became big shots in the world of French organized crime in the '50s. At the same time, he teamed with Laurent Galandon on Shahidas (Bamboo), a story that explores an organization of female kamikazes in the Middle East. In 2015, he and Galandon were joined by Frank Giroud for the creation of the drama series L'Avocat (The Defender, Europe Comics) for publisher Le Lombard.
Country of origin: Belgium, Italy Europe Comics Publisher: Le Lombard (Belgium)