William Vance

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William Vance
Born William van Cutsem
(1935-09-08)8 September 1935
Anderlecht, Belgium
Died 14 May 2018(2018-05-14) (aged 82)
Santander, Spain
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) artist, writer
Notable works
XIII
Bob Morane
Bruce J. Hawker
Bruno Brazil

William Vance was the pen name of William van Cutsem (8 September 1935 – 14 May 2018), a Belgian comics artist. He was born in Anderlecht, Belgium. Vance was known for his distinctive realistic style and work in Franco-Belgian comics.[1] His best known works were XIII, Bob Morane, Bruce J. Hawker and Bruno Brazil.

Vance died on 14 May 2018 in Santander, Spain of Parkinson's disease at the age of 82.[2] In 2010, Vance retired because of the illness.

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  1. Quoidbach, Serge (15 May 2018). "PORTRAIT: William Vance, le dessinateur de XIII, s'est éteint". L'Echo (in French).
  2. "Décès de William Vance, le dessinateur de «XIII»". Tribune de Genève (in French). AFP. 15 May 2018.
  3. "Stripmonument William Vance overleden". De Morgen (in Dutch). Belga. 15 May 2018.
  4. Belga (2009-10-12). "Spiritual father of XIII is honorary citizen of Brussels" (in Dutch). De Standaard. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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