|Born||William van Cutsem|
8 September 1935
|Died||14 May 2018 (aged 82)|
Bruce J. Hawker
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. His best known works were XIII, Bob Morane, Bruce J. Hawker and Bruno Brazil.
Awards[change | change source]
- 2005: Bronzen Adhemar (Brass culture award) in Turnhout, Belgium
- 2009: Honorary citizen of the City of Brussels
References[change | change source]
- Quoidbach, Serge (15 May 2018). "PORTRAIT: William Vance, le dessinateur de XIII, s'est éteint". L'Echo (in French).
- "Décès de William Vance, le dessinateur de «XIII»". Tribune de Genève (in French). AFP. 15 May 2018.
- "Stripmonument William Vance overleden". De Morgen (in Dutch). Belga. 15 May 2018.
- Belga (2009-10-12). "Spiritual father of XIII is honorary citizen of Brussels" (in Dutch). De Standaard. Retrieved 16 May 2018.