Coyote, the secret identity of Philippe Escafre, was born in Rodez in October 1962. Before he started making comics, he worked as a car-painter, an engraver of tombstones and a tattoo-designer in Toulouse. At the end of the 1980s, he won a drawing contest organized by the newspaper La Dépêche du Midi. From then on, his work could be found in several publications, most notably in motorcycle magazines and collective albums. Owning a 1943 Harley Davidson himself, he created his biker strip 'Mammouth et Piston' for Moto Magazine. Two books were published by Freeway in 1992 and 1995, and a third one by Éditions de la Tour in 2000.
In 1990, he made his debut in Fluide Glacial with the short story 'Bébert, Clochard et Philosophe'. He went on to create his most famous series, 'Litteul Kévin', which is based on his own son, and ran in Fluide Glacial between 1993 and 2003. Coyote drew his influences from artists like Gotlib and Maëster, and became one of the principal artists of the famous humor monthly. In 2004, he created 'Les Voisins du 109', a series he co-plotted with Nini Bombardier. That same year, he wrote the scripts for 'Diego de la SPA' for Eric Cartier.
In 2005, he began an association with Le Lombard, where his following albums of 'Les Voisins du 109' and 'Litteul Kevin' were published.
Text (c) Lambiek