Colin Wilson


Born on October 31, 1949, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Colin Wilson found a job as a graphic artist with New Zealand television after completing his fine arts degree. He also specialized in photographing car racing and worked as a freelance illustrator, producing his own fanzine, STRIPS. After moving to London in 1980, he worked on the Judge Dredd series and Rogue Trooper for 2000 AD magazine before deciding to take up residence in France, where Glénat published his post-atomic sci-fi series Dans l'ombre du soleil. Jean-Michel Charlier and Jean Giraud noticed his robust realistic and classical style of drawing and asked him to take on La Jeunesse de Blueberry. This led to many years spent bringing to life the adventures of young Blueberry, as well as other occasional heroes on horseback, such as Tex Willer, for the Italian publisher Bonelli. In recent years he has split his time between American and Franco-Belgian publishing, and in 2015, he teamed with writer Frank Giroud on volume eight of the series XIII Mystery (Dargaud, Europe Comics in English).

Country of origin: New Zealand Europe Comics Publisher: Cinebook (UK)