Enki Bilal, May 2006
|Birth name||Enes Bilalović|
|Born||October 7, 1951 |
|Area(s)||artist, writer, director|
|Notable works||Nikopol Trilogy|
Partie de chasse
Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović on October 7, 1951) is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A comic book creator is any one of a number of people working to create a Comic book or Graphic novel. A comics artist is an Artist working within the Comics medium on Comic strips Comic books or Graphic novels The term may refer to A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he moved to Paris at the age of 9. Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city  There, at 14, he met René Goscinny and with his encouragement applied his talent to comics. René Goscinny ( August 14, 1926 &ndash November 5, 1977) was a French author editor and humorist who is best known for the Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" He produced work for Goscinny's comics magazine Pilote in the 1970s, publishing his first story, Le Bol Maudit, in 1972. Belgium and France have a long tradition in Comics. They have a common history for comics (see Franco-Belgian comics) and magazines Pilote was a French cartoon periodical published from 1959 to 1989 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
He began working with script writer Pierre Christin in 1975 on a series of dark and surreal tales, resulting in the body of work entitled Légendes d'Aujourd'hui. Pierre Christin (born July 27, 1938) is a French Comics creator and writer Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
On of his most renowned works is the Nikopol trilogy (La Foire aux Immortels, La Femme Piège and Froid Équateur), which took more than a decade to appear. Bilal wrote the script and did all the artwork. The final chapter, Froid Équateur, was even awarded the book of the year award by the very serious magazine Lire and is acknowledged by the inventor of chess boxing, Iepe Rubingh, as being the inspiration for this new sport. Lire (literally to read) is a French Literary magazine covering both French and foreign literature Chess boxing is a hybrid Sport which combines the sport of Boxing with games of Chess in alternating rounds Iepe B T Rubingh (ˈipə born 17 August, 1974) is a Dutch performance artist whose oeuvre includes blocking off intersections in Berlin and
His most recent publication is Quatre? (2007), the last book in the Hatzfeld tetralogy, dealing with the breakup of former Yugoslavia but from the future. A tetralogy is a compound work that is made up of four ( Numerical prefix tetra-) distinct works The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: The first installment came in 1998 in the shape of Le Sommeil du Monstre opening with the main character, Nike, remembering the war in a series of traumatic flashbacks. The third chapter of the tetralogy is titled Rendez-vous à Paris (2006). It gives a good indication of Bilal's popularity, being the fifth best selling new French comic of 2006 with 280,000 copies. 
His cinematic career has recently been revived with the expensive Immortel (Ad Vitam) which is his first attempt to adapt his books to the screen. Immortal (French Immortel (ad vitam) is a 2004 English language, but French -produced Science fiction film The film received split critics, some panning the use of CGI characters but others have seen it as a faithful reinterpretation of the books.
On May 13, 2008 a video game based on the Nikopol trilogy was announced entitled Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals. To be published in North America by Got Game Entertainment in August 2008, the game will be a "point and click" adventure for the PC.
written by Pierre Christin
In the Eighties Bilal was a frequent guest in American Heavy Metal Magazine. The Carnival of Immortals (Original La Foire aux Immortels) is a Science fiction Comic book from 1980 written and La Femme piège, or The Woman Trap, is a Science fiction Comic book from 1986 written and illustrated by the Froid Équateur ( French for "Equator Cold" is a Science fiction Comic book from 1992 written and illustrated by the Rendez-vous à Paris is a French comic book by Enki Bilal, and the third album of the tetralogy featuring Nike Hatzfeld Exterminateur 17 is a French Comic book written by Jean-Pierre Dionnet drawn by Enki Bilal, colorized by Patricia Bilal and later by Dan Brown The Black Order Brigade (also published as The Ranks of the Black Order) is a translation of Les Phalanges de l'Ordre Noir in The Hunting Party ( French: Partie de chasse) is a political thriller Graphic novel from 1983 written by Pierre Christin Heavy Metal is an American Science fiction and fantasy Comics Magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science Many famous Bilal comics made their English debut in this period of the magazine, although shorter stories appeared later also.
|English title||Date (start)||Issue (start)||Date (end)||Issue (end)||Writer||Number|
|Exterminator 17||1978/10||Vol. Exterminateur 17 is a French Comic book written by Jean-Pierre Dionnet drawn by Enki Bilal, colorized by Patricia Bilal and later by Dan Brown 2 No. 6||1979/03||Vol. 2 No. 11||Jean-Pierre Dionnet||60|
|Progress!||1980/07||Vol. 4 No. 4||1980/11||Vol. 4 No. 8||Pierre Christin||54|
|The Nikopol Trilogy: The Immortals' Fete||1981/05||Vol. Pierre Christin (born July 27, 1938) is a French Comics creator and writer The Nikopol Trilogy comprises three Science fiction Graphic novels written in French by Serbian born Enki Bilal between 5 No. 2||1981/12||Vol. 5 No. 9||Enki Bilal||62|
|The Voyage of Those Forgotten||1982/04||Vol. 6 No. 1||1982/11||Vol. 6 No. 8||Pierre Christin||52|
|The City That Didn't Exist||1983/03||Vol. 6 No. 12||1983/09||Vol. 7 No. 6||Pierre Christin||54|
|The Hunting Party||1984/06||Vol. The Hunting Party ( French: Partie de chasse) is a political thriller Graphic novel from 1983 written by Pierre Christin 8 No. 3||1985/03||Vol. 8 No. 12||Pierre Christin||82|
|The Nikopol Trilogy: The Trapped Woman||1986/Fall||Vol. The Nikopol Trilogy comprises three Science fiction Graphic novels written in French by Serbian born Enki Bilal between 10 No. 3||same as start||Enki Bilal||54|
|English title||Date||Issue||Note||Number of pages|
|"Crossroads Of The Universe"||1977/07||Vol. 1 No. 4||reprinted in Greatest Hits 1994||7|
|"The Death Of Orlaon, or: Legendary Immortality"||1978/07||Vol. 2 No. 3||reprinted in The Best Of 1982||4|
|"Ultimate Negotiations"||1979/01||Vol. 2 No. 9||4|
|"True Tales Of Outer Space: The Planet Of No Return"||1979/02||Vol. 2 No. 10||7|
|"Going Native"||1979/04||Vol. 2 No. 12||7|
|"The Road to Ruin"||1980/02||Vol. 3 No. 10||written by Pierre De La Varech||2|
|"Of Needle and Thread"||1980/04||Vol. 4 No. 1||reprinted in hardcover version of Greatest Hits 1994||4|
|"Only the Plitch"||1980/05||Vol. 4 No. 2||reprinted in The Best Of #2 1986||10|
|"Amusing Stories Section: A Day in the Log of the City of Alger"||1982/08||Vol. 6 No. 5||written by Jean-Pierre Dionnet||4|
|"Enki Bilal Enters the World of Hardcore Science Fiction"||1983/10||Vol. 7 No. 7||Art gallery||7|
|"The Gray Man"||1984/09||Vol. 9 No. 6||reprinted in Greatest Hits 1994||1|
|"Over the Wall"||1984||Son Of Heavy Metal||4|
|"The Leader's Surprise"||1997/07||Vol. 21 No. 3||4|
|"Mondovision"||1997/11||Vol. 21 No. 5||4|
|"Close the Shutters and Open Your Eyes"||1997||Horror Special - Vol. 11 No 1||10|
|"On The Wing"||1997/Fall||20 Years of Heavy Metal - Vol. 11 No. 2||7|
|"New York, 2000 AD. "||1998/01||Vol. 21 No. 6||4|
|"The Slow Boat to Vega"||1998/03||Vol. 22 No. 1||4|