The screenwriter of the hit series “Balade au bout du monde” and “Sasmira” passed away on Sunday at the age of 64.
The cartoonist and scriptwriter Laurent Vicomte, author in particular of the series “Balade au bout du monde” and “Sasmira” died Sunday at the age of 64, we learned Monday from his editor.
“We are sad to learn of the death of Laurent Vicomte which took place on Sunday August 9th. Virtuoso designer and essential author of the Glénat catalog, he was 64 years old, ”the publisher said in a press release.
A meticulous draftsman with realistic lines, Laurent Vicomte created in 1982, with the screenwriter Pierre Makyo, the first cycle of four albums of “Balade au bout du monde” (Glénat). Awarded many times, these four albums published between 1982 and 1988 were bestsellers in the 1980s comics.
After a few years of hiatus, Laurent Vicomte embarked on writing and drawing a new major project, “Sasmira”, the first volume of which, “L’Appel” (Les Humanoïdes associés) was released in 1997. An album that was unanimously and warmly greeted by critics, it has sold tens of thousands of copies.
But Laurent Vicomte, very demanding of himself, was an author who liked to take his time. The second volume (co-designed with Claude Pelet) was published by Glénat in 2011. Volumes 3 and 4, drawn by Anaïs Bernabé, will appear in 2016 and 2018, more than 20 years after the first volume.
“Laurent Vicomte has always shown a crazy requirement and the works he signed with his refined lines have allowed him to be considered as one of the major authors of contemporary comics”, estimated Glénat in his communicated.