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Achdé, whose real name is Hervé Darmenton (HD), is a French comic book author and illustrator, born on July 30, 1961.


Before fully dedicating himself to his passion for comic books, Achdé worked as a radiologist. In 1985, he decided to leave his medical career to focus entirely on drawing. In 1988, he published his first comic book, "Destins Croisés," which he self-published.

In 1991, he joined the French book publishing company Dargaud, for several series, either alone or in collaboration. Among his creations are "Fort Braillard," "Woker" (featuring an interplanetary Tarzan), and "Doc Véto."

In 1993, he launched the "CRS=Détresse" series, about the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité - the French security forces attached to the national police, deployed during riots and demonstrations.


After the death of Morris, the creator of Lucky Luke, Achdé was entrusted with the task of continuing the series in collaboration with the writer Laurent Gerra. He stated: "For me, it was a childhood dream; when I was a child, Lucky Luke was my favorite hero, and when I was young, I knew I wanted to be a cartoonist."



- Lucky Luke since 1946
- Kid Lucky since 1995
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- Spirou défenseur des droits de l'homme 2018

- Les Canayens de Monroyal (Les Hockeyeurs) 2009

- Les Damnés de la route 2000

- Doc Véto 2000

- L'Esmeralda 1999
- Chirac dans tous ses états 1997
- Big Twin 1997
- Woker 1997

- CRS = Détresse 1993

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