Born in Strasbourg, France, on 27 December 1967, Christian Hincker, otherwise known as Blutch, obtained a degree in illustration from the Decorative Arts College in his hometown.
He put his early youthful indiscretions into cartoon form in Fluide Glacial from 1990 onwards and collated them all in one album entitled Waldo’s Bar (Audie, 1992), which was soon to be followed by Mademoiselle Sunnymoon and then Blotch. The magazine Lapin featured stories which were to become Sunnymoon, tu es malade (Association, 1994). Cornélius published Lettre américaine (1995), followed by the series of booklets entitled Mitchum. His contribution to the monthly À suivre in 1996 marked the recognition of his very specific style, demonstrated in powerful black and white production. In this, he presented a large section of Peplum, a homosexual tragedy based on the Satyricon by Petrone, the uncut version of which was presented by Cornélius in 1997 (published in English by New York Review Comics, 2016). Blutch adapted his expressionist work so as to profit from the support of the colorist Ruby in Vitesse moderne (Dupuis 2002, Europe Comics in English in 2017). In 2011 he released Pour en finir avec le cinema with Dargaud (So Long, Silver Screen, PictureBox 2014, Europe Comics 2017).In 2014 Blutch released the totally surreal Lune l'envers (Dargaud 2014, Dark Side of the Moon, Europe Comics 2017). Playful, surreal and poignant, Blutch is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and challenging authors of our time.
Country of origin: France Europe Comics Publisher: Dupuis (Belgium)