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By Marc-Renier & Yves Swolfs

Black Hills 1, dancing with ghosts

Lewis Kayne is an hit trapper, Armand Lebon is a somewhat unworldly photographer from France, which wants to make a photo reportage in the Indian reserves. Together they become involved in the death struggle of the indigenous culture. Two men, which were the only agreement that they coincidentally at the same time on the same site, meet in the far west of the end of the nineteenth century. Lewis Kayne is a scalawag, Armand Lebon is a somewhat unworldly photographer, who wants to make a photo reportage in the Indian reserves.
 

Black Hills 2, The path of the warrior 

 
The Sioux are coming for the last time in revolt against the whites who want to take them all off. A group of young Indians is forced to flee. They want to try the Canadian border, and Kayne and Lebon hitting continued involved!
 
 

Black Hills 3, a great shame

 

Lt. Bullhead and his police agents have the place of residence of the Indian leader Sitting Bull was discovered. Without mercy kill him and his friends. Lewis Kayne, still working on the investigation into the murder of his wife and son, continues along with the French photographer Armand Leblon his quest … They come in to the encampment of Big Foot, which is very sick and weak. Not long after their arrival the Indians break camp on their. they pull away to grounds which in their eyes, more security. Lewis and Armand decisions the Indians during this trek to accompany. On the Road stopped by a group of soldiers, they have forced a break in welding. During this forced to stay and the environment, Kayne begins to think about the situation. He knows he will have to remain alive and that a great revenge for his wife and son to avenge also major risks for him. And it is questionable whether he would accept. at night, he is the victim of nightmares but not him. He hopes, however, that there was ever a day will come that he an undisturbed night’s sleep will be able to enjoy.

Black Hills 4,  One eye

 

“Finally it was light, the promise of what heat … the solar disc came above the horizon from … impressive … maybe I went through my last morning … I was shivering …”

 

Yves Swolfs

(b. 24/4/1955, Belgium)

Durango
Durango

Yves Swolfs is a Belgian comic artist and scenarist, who was worked in a great variety of genres. He studied both Literature and journalism before joining Claude Renard’s Atelier R at the Saint-Luc Institute in his birth city Brussels. His first comic stories appeared in the atelier’s magazine Le Neuvième Rêve in 1978. Upon gradution, he started out doing commercial assignments and illustrations, before creating the western comic ‘Durango’ for the publishing house Éditions des Archers in 1980. The series, inspired by spaghetti westerns and Clint Eastwood, was later continued at Dargaud, Alpen and Les Humanoïdes Associés until 1998. Swolfs revived the series at the publishing house Soleil in 2006, but handed over the art duties to Thierry Girod.

Prince de la Nuit, by Yves Swolfs
La Prince de la Nuit

In 1987 and for Vécu magazine, Swolfs created the historical series ‘Dampierre’, situated during the War in the Vendée and the French Revolution. In 1991, Swolfs handed over the graphic part of the series to Éric for one episode, before Pierre Legein took over in 1994. Also in 1991, Swolfs took a stab at the fantasy genre with ‘Le Prince de la Nuit’, a vampire series set in 1930s Paris. Six books appeared until 2001.

La Prince de la Nuit by Yves Swolfs
La Prince de la Nuit

As a writer, he created the western series ‘Black Hills 1890’ for Marc-Renier (Glénat, 1999), the post-apocalyptic ‘Vlad’ for Griffo (Lombard, 2000) and the thriller ‘James Healer’ for Giulio De Vita (Lombard, 2002). In 2003 he created the mideival heroic fantasy series ‘Légendes’ for Soleil Productions. Yves Swolfs is also a musician in the rock groups Lazare and Wolf Gang.

Legende by Yves Swolfs
Légende

 

Marc-Renier

(Marc-Renier Warnauts)

(b. 29/10/1958, Belgium)

La Nuit des Frelons, by Marc Renier

Coming from a family of artists (his brothers are comic artists as well), Marc-Renier Warnauts adopted his first name as his pseudonym. He studied at the Saint Luc Institute in Liège for three years. From 1982 on, he created several short fantasy stories for the magazines Tintin and Super Tintin. In 1983, his first albums appeared: ‘Le Crapaud’ (Ed. Jonas) and ‘Le Reflet’ (Ed. du Miroir). These two works established Warnauts as a comic artist of the Clear Line style. Specializing in rural stories, he continued with the titles ‘Les Yeux du Marais’ (1985), ‘Le Cridu Faucon’ (1987) and ‘La Danse de l’Ours’ (1989).

comic art by Marc-Renier (2000)

Marc-Renier worked with other writers as well, creating ‘La Nuit des Frelons’ with Gérard Dewamme in 1986, and ‘Jackson’ with Frank Giroud in 1989. This western appeared in the magazine Hello Bédé and later in album format. In 1990, he published ‘Shosha’, and started the series ‘Le Masque de Fer’ with writers Patrick Cothias and Goué-Dard. In 1991, ‘Coeur Mange’ with Denis Lapière appeared in print. For a while, he worked as a colorist on the new editions of ‘Corentin’ by Paul Cuvelier.

comic art by Marc-Renier (1991)

He collaborated with his brother Éric Warnauts on ‘Ombres et Désirs’ in À Suivre (1994) and ‘Là où Meurent les Anges’ (1997). In 1999, Marc-Renier teamed up with Yves Swolfs and launched the western ‘Black Hills 1890’ for Glénat. In 2006, he illustrated ‘Le dernier visiteur de George Sand’, a comic written by Rodophe and published in the collection Monum of Editions du Patrimoine.

Shosha, by Marc-Renier (1990)
La Nuit des Frelons, by Marc Renier
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