Humbert Chabuel was born in Annecy and educated in Lyon. After a short stint in art school, headed for Paris to work with Luc Besson on film projects like 'The Fifth Element', starring Bruce Willis. His first comics project was 'Kazandou', a series of two books written by Gess and drawn by Chabuel under his own name in 1996-97. He worked with the likes of Moebius and Mézières and co-created the artistic label Oki Doki for his advertising, video game and television work.
Still caught by his initial passion for comics, he created 'Okko', his first comic series that is published by Delcourt since 2005. Although aided for the dialogues for the first two books by Eric Chevalier, Hub showed himself an allround author with this popular samurai series with fanatasy elements set in Japan during the Middle Ages.
In addition to 'Okko', Hub has drawn the 'Future Exposed' from a script by Uncx and Abraxxxas for IOT Records (2007) and written 'Aslak' with Fred Weytens for Emmanuel Michalak for Delcourt (2011). Hub draws his inspiration from comic artists like Hergé, Miyazaki and Michetz.
Text (c) Lambiek