Enki Bilal: Man from Future

February 19, 2009

Enki Bilal (b. Oct. 7, 1951 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a French comic artist and film maker. His works has been published including in Pilote and Métal Hurlant magazines, and American Heavy Metal magazine. Bilal has also painted theatre scenes.
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Bilal's well known work is the Nikopol Trilogy: Gods in Chaos (La Foire aux immortels, 1980), Woman Trap (La Femme piège, 1986) and Cold Equator (Froid Équateur, 1992). Cold Equator got the best book of the year award from Lire magazine in 1993. Bilal presents a new, futuristic sports called Chess Boxing. Inspired by Bilal Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh has organized real Chess Boxing matches. Whole trilogy is re-published in single graphic novel by Humanoids Publishing titled The Nikopol Trilogy in 1999.

Bilal's best works is Cold War political discourse The Hunting Party (Partie de chasse, 1983), and The Black Order Brigade (Les Phalanges de l'ordre noir, 1979), both written by Pierre Christin (known by writer of Valerian and Laureline). Last one is published in English by Catalan publishing (1989) titled The Ranks of the Black Order.

Bilal's latest big project was the four episode Hatzfeld Tetralogy The Dormant Beast (Le sommeil du monstre, 1998), December 32 (32 Décembre, 2003), Rendezvous in Paris (Rendez-vous à Paris, 2006) and Four? (Quatre?, 2007).

Other works by Enki Bilal:
- Townscapes (Légendes d'Aujourd'hui), 1975-1977, 2004
- Memories From Outer Space (Mémoires d'outre-espace, Histoires courtes), 1974-1977/1978
- Memories From Other Times (Mémoires d'autre temps, Histoires courtes), 1971-1981/1996
- Exterminator 17 (Exterminateur 17), 1979, written by Jean-Pierre Dionnet
- Los Angeles - The Forgotten Star of Laurie Bloom (Los Angeles - L'Étoile oubliée de Laurie Bloom), 1984
- Off Play (Hors Jeu), 1987, with Patrick Cauvin
- Bleeding Hearts and Other Stories (Coeurs sanglants et autres faits divers), 1988, written by Pierre Christin
- Blue Blood (Bleu Sang), 1994
- EnkiBilalInTwoThousandOne (EnkiBilalAnDeuxMilleUn), 1996
- Tykho Moon - Book of a film (Tykho Moon - livre d'un film), 1996
- A century of Love (Un siècle d'Amour), 1999
- The Sarcophagus (Le Sarcophage), 2000
- Magma, 2000
- The Chaos Effect (reprint of Les Phalanges de l'ordre noir and Partie de chasse), 2005

Filmography:
- Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)
- Tykho Moon (1996)
- Immortel (Ad Vitam) (2004)
- CineMonster (2007)

Video game Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals (2008) bases to the Nikopol Trilogy. Enki Bilal's films are available on DVD case. Signed movie posters and photoes, wallpapers, limited edition first prints, hardcover graphic novels, trade paperbacks, Warhole plush dolls, lost pages, variant covers, full run lot, resin statues, vinyl figurine kits, woman sculptures, PVC fetish busts, toys, music CD's, animation shirts, original sketches, artbooks, guidebooks, fanbooks, signed vintage portfolios from 1980s, headbands, necklaces, keychains, leather wrist watches, wigs, mugs, buttons, metal pins, rings and other collectibles!

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