Born in 1981, Xavier Collette begins a science major, but quickly switches to graduate in art design, at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Liège, where he earned his diploma in 2004. He then multiplies various contracts: artwork for roleplaying games (7ème Cercle) and literature, concept artist in a videogame company (10tacle Belgium), then with Akama to create 3D films for ads…
It’s after publishing his personal work, centered on the character of Alice, online that he meets David Chauvel, to finally fall through the rabbit hole and create with him his first comic book series!
Après plusieurs livres jeunesse dont Le chat qui avait peur des ombres, Le petit bois du dimanche soir, Xavier poursuit son métier d’illustrateur. Il créa les couvertures de romans chez Nathan, Pocket, Castelmore, L’Atalante, Critic et commença ses premiers travaux pour le jeu de société : Timeline, Noé, Croc, Sultaniya chez Bombyx, Et toque et Dixit chez Libellud.
In early 2014, the first tome of his second comic book came out, Soufflevent, from Delcourt editions, with Andoryss writing. Xavier creating fantasy worlds. Given great freedom, he did remarkable work on the world of Abyss.
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Voici quelques illustrations de Xavier Collette tirées du jeu Abyss.