Frederic Bezian

Frederic Bezian

May 25th, 1960: Birth of Frédéric Bézian in Revel, France.

1977: First professional publication in Djin, weekly magazine of the Bayard Press group.

1978: Bézian follows the lessons of Claude Renard and François Schuiten at the Saint-Luc Institute in Brussels and participates in 1981 in the fourth volume of the Ninth Dream (Magic Strip), a series of albums produced by the students of the workshop.

1982: First album, L'Étrange Nuit by Monsieur Korb (in the Magic Strip "Atomium" collection). Second album, the same year, Ginette, Martine, Josiane ...

1983: A few stories in (To be continued), brought together in 1986 in the Totentanz / La Danse des Morts abum. The title fairly precisely sums up the universe of Bézian, somewhere between Edgar Poe, Franz Kafka and Oscar Wilde ...

1989: Release of Adam Sarlech, first volume of a trilogy closed in 1993 by Testament under the snow, in which Bézian adds to his sharp line a subtle sense of color.

1994: Bézian appears in the contents of the review Brazil with Chien rouge chien noir.

1996: Bézian produces a complete story entitled Arnheim for the collective Noire est la Terre, in the "Histoires Graphiques" collection from Éditions Autrement.

1997: Publication of Archipels by Éditions PMJ. Red dog black dog will follow two years later.

A multifaceted artist, Bézian likes painting and illustrating, but also music and cinema: he is indeed a pianist-composer-accompanist on silent films like Le Cabinet du docteur Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1919) or Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915). Occasional actor, Bézian also appears in the credits of a short and a medium-length film: La Bavure and Are you lonesome tonight?

1998-2000: Contacted by the Shipowners, Frédéric Bézian turns to cartoons. He thus ensures the graphic design of Belphégor, adaptation for the youth of the famous novel by Arthur Bernède. In the end, 26 episodes directed by Jean-Christophe Roger will be broadcast by France Télévision.

2001: Les Humanoïdes Associés publishes the Adam Sarlech Trilogy in its entirety.