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R.I.P. William Vance (XIII)

posted May 19, 2018, 10:55 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 19, 2018, 11:12 AM ]
Vu:
I've just learned that Belgium artist William Vance has died on May 14, 2018, suffering from Parkinson's disease. He was 82. Vance was known for co-creating XIII (13), a sort of French/Belgium version of the Bourne Identity, in 1984. The XIII follows the story of an amnesiac protagonist who is trying to learn his true identity.

XIII was adapted to a first-person shooter by Ubi Soft Paris in 2003, and also adapted for television in 2008, and followed by two series... with each series having, what else?, 13 episodes.

Rest in peace, William Vance.


Artists who died in 2018: 6

May (1)
  • [14 May 2018] William Vance (Belgian comics artist for XIII, Bob Morane, Bruno Brazil),  82, Parkinson's disease


April (2)
  • [10 Apr 2018] F'Murr (French comic creator of Le Génie des alpages), 72
  • [08 Apr 2018] Gunnar Persson (Swedish cartoonist for Kronblom), 84

February (1)
  • [12 Feb 2018] Jack Cummins (American former President of  Boom! Studios), 51, flu

January (2)
  • [27 Jan 2018] Mort Walker (American comics artist for Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), 94, pneumonia
  • [24 Jan 2018] Jan Steeman (Dutch comics artist for Roel Dijkstra, Noortje), 74
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