Andreas at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2013
January 3, 1951
|Area(s)||artist, writer, colourist|
|Awards||Prix Bonnet d’âne|
Andreas, pen name for Andreas Martens, born January 3, 1951 in Weißenfels (Germany). Martens studied in Düsseldorf at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the St. Luc comics school in Belgium, assisting Eddy Paape on Udolfo, before relocating to France.
He made his debut in the magazines (À suivre), Le Journal de Tintin and Heavy Metal. In 2001 he won de Prix Bonnet d’âne  at the comic festival Quai des Bulles in Saint-Malo (France) for his entire oeuvre. This includes that he may draw the poster for the next festival.
His genre series include Arq, Cromwell Stone, Cyrrus, Rork and its spin-off, Capricorne, as well as a number of single works such as La Caverne du Souvenir (The Cave of Memory), Coutoo, Dérives (Adrift), Aztèques, and Révélations Posthumes (Posthumous Revelations).
Comic books by Andreas
- Cromwell Stone (1986)
- Le retour de Cromwell Stone (1994)
- Le testament de Cromwell Stone (2004)
- Cyrrus (1984)
- Mil (1987)
(With Christian Durieux)
- Heurts (2000) (ISBN 2-84055-409-7)
- Seconde Chance (2001) (ISBN 2-84055-550-6)
- Manipulations minutieuses (2002) (ISBN 2-84055-818-1)
Books about Andreas
- Yves Lacroix et Philippe Sohet (dir.), Andreas. Une Monographie, Mosquito, 1997
- Yves Lacroix et Philippe Sohet, L'Ambition narrative. Parcours dans l'œuvre d'Andreas, Éditions XYZ, 1999 (ISBN 2892612667)
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