About Didier Conrad
Didier Conrad was born in Marseille into a family of Swiss origins. At the age of 14, published his first comic in the "Carte Blanche" section of Spirou magazine in 1973. Five years later, he drew the fantastic series 'Jason' with scripts by Jean-Claude Smit le Bénédicte (Mythic) for this same magazine. Around that time, he began a longime collaboration with Yann, also a young artist/writer from Marseille.
Conrad settled in the USA in 1996, when he was employed by DreamWorks to work on the animated film 'The Road to El Dorado', while still working on 'Les Innomables' and 'Kid Lucky'. Between 2003 and 2005, Conrad and Yann revived 'Bob Marone' in Fluide Glacial, with art by Yoann.
In 2005 Conrad and Yann also started a spin-off to 'Les Innomables', called 'Tigresse Blanche'. Sophie Commenge (Wilbur) took over the scriptwork from Yann from the third story. Conrad and Commenge launched 'RAJ', a series set in colonial British India, in 2007. In 2011 and 2013, Conrad and Wilbur made two books of 'Marsu Kids', a spin-off to the 'Marsupilami' series by Marsu Productions. In October 2012 it was announced that Didier Conrad would succeed Albert Uderzo as the artist of 'Astérix'. Conrad's first book in the series, 'Astérix chez les Pictes', was written by Jean-Yves Ferri and published in October 2013.
Text (c) Lambiek