About Benoît Feroumont
Born in Aye, a tiny town near Marche-en-Famenne, Benoît Feroumont studied comic art and illustration at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Liège. His graduation project was a 2D short film called 'This Strange Zwan Saucisse Suicide'. He subsequently enrolled at the La Cambre School of Animation in Brussels. From 1992, he has worked on a variety of animation projects, such as 'Les Gens' (1992), 'Chapeaux' (1992), 'Madame O'Hara et Chabada Bada' (1994) and 'Un Ange Passe' (1995). His film 'BZZ' was featured on the Cannes Film Festival of 2000, and Feroumont subsequently participated in the creation of Sylvain Chomet's animated film 'Les triplettes de Belleville' (2003).
From 1997, he has also drawn short comic stories for the magazine Spirou, mostly from scenarios by Fabien Vehlmann. Feroumont and Vehlmann came up with their first series, 'Wondertown', in 2000. Two books were published by Dupuis in 2005 and 2006. The same publisher launched the first book of 'Le Royaume', Feroumont's solo children's series about a peaceful kingdom, in 2009. In 2013, he releaed 'Giselle & Béatrice' in Dupuis' Aire Libre collection, an erotic tale tinged with humor and social satire. In 2016, Feroumont made a comic book starring Dupuis' classic characters 'Spirou & Fantasio', in which Fantasio is getting married.
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