Comès. Of Shadow and Silence. | BELvue
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Comès. Of Shadow and Silence.

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CONTINUED: After the success of the exhibition 'Comès. Of Shadow and Silence', the King Baudouin Foundation and the BELvue are pleased to announce the extension of the exhibition until 11 April 2021.


Didier Comès is one of the leading authors of Belgian comic strips, a master of black and white and fantasy.

He had a dazzling success at the beginning of the 1980s with a graphic novel that marked a whole generation of readers, Silence. The story of this simple deaf-mute who is exploited by the lords of Beausonge and awakened to consciousness by a witch is inextricably linked to the character of Comès, marked by all forms of rejection, exclusion and violence, both in the countryside and in the city.

Comès, master of silences, died in 2013, without ever being honoured with a major Brussels exhibition. Thanks to the Comès Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation, we will be able to discover or rediscover this work through exclusively silent pictures and a scenography appropriate to the place.

The exhibition will also include originals of Corto Maltese, the most famous comic strip by Hugo Pratt - a great friend of Comès and a fervent supporter of silent pictures - and by an author who is often depicted as the spiritual son of Didier Comès, Christophe Chabouté.

The exhibition, curated by Thierry Bellefroid and Eric Dubois, is an initiative of the King Baudouin Foundation to promote the artistic heritage of Dider Comès, in the context of the donation of his work by his siblings.

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An exhibition organised by the King Baudouin Foundation's Heritage Fund. In cooperation with Maison Autrique, La Libre Belgique, The Brussels Times and Stripgids.