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Who is threathening to kill the daughter of

King Henry I of England ?

The mercenary Shane is doing everything

to solve this puzzle,

Despite the opposition

of mysterious conspirators.

He will become  the hero

of a eventful story,

full of love and chivalry, hate and treachery, tears and blood.

A story that takes place in the twelfth century

with the history of the Planagenets as  background …


Paul Teng

(b. 6/3/1955, The Netherlands)

L'Ordre Impair by Paul Teng
L’Ordre Impair

Paul Teng Ping Ya is a Dutch comic artist, best known for his realistic historical comics. Born in Rotterdam, he studied Cultural Antropology in Amsterdam, but broke this off to devote all his time to drawing comics. He debuted with his comic about the Apache indian ‘Delgadito’ that was published in four black-and-white books by Panda between 1981 and 1984. Since 1982 he was also present in the comic magazine Wordt Vervolgd with several historical comics.

Shane by Paul Teng

In 1986 Casterman published Teng’s ‘Libertair Intermezzo’, a story set during the Spanish Civil War. This was followed by ‘De Vrienden van Igor Steiner’ in 1989, a comic about the period after the Russian Revolution. Teng then made two more albums about Russian history in cooperation with writer Vladimir Volkoff for Le Lombard, ‘Sint-Vladimir – De Stralende Zon’ (1992) and ‘Alexander Nevsky’ (1994).

De aapjeskooi by Paul Teng
De Aapjeskooi (from Tina)

For the same publisher, he teamed up with writer Jean-François di Giorgio to create the mideival adventurer ‘Shane’. Five books were published between 1998 and 2002. Between 2004 and 2009, he made the series ‘L’Ordre Impair’ with texts by Rudi Miel and Cristina Cuadra.

Teng has drawn various stories from scripts by Gerard Leever and Frank Jonker, among others, for girl’s magazine Tina since 2002. He has also made an comic for the introduction of each chapter in Jan Paul Schutten’s children’s book ‘Kinderen van Amsterdam’. In 2008 he cooperated with Jean van Hamme on the one shot comic ‘Le Télescope’.

L'Ordre Impair by Paul Teng

Jean-François di Giorgio

(b. 24/10/1961, France)

Shane, by Paul Teng and Di Giorgio
artwork by Paul Teng

Jean-François di Giorgio is one of the most inventive comics writers of his generation. After cooperating with several magazines, Di Giorgio made his first albums with the artist Denis Mérézette in 1985 and 1986 (‘Rue des Ombres’, Michel Deligne, and ‘Julie Julie’, Ed. Creation). 1986 also marked the creation of the series ‘Munro’, that Di Giorgio wrote for Griffo and later André Taymans in Spirou. For that same magazine, Di Giorgio also wrote scripts for Jung and Alain Mounier.

In 1990, he teamed up with the artist Benoit Roels to adapt the novel ‘Les Pays Perdus’ to comics in the Lombard collection Signe de Piste. With the same artist, he subsequently created ‘Fous de Monk’ in 1993. Di Giorgio also continued to cooperate with Taymans on series like ‘Sam Griffith’ (Alpen, 1991) and ‘Les Aventures de Bouchon le Petit Cochon’ (Casterman, 1995). In 1998 he started a cooperation with Paul Teng, which resulted in the historical saga ‘Shane’. Starting in 2003, he started several series at the publishing house Nucléa, such as ‘Le Culte des Ténèbres’ (art by Tiberiu) and ‘Mygala’ (art by Frédéric Genêt).