Dany, a Belgian comic book artist known for several series of erotic joke comics, is in Vietnam on a three-day visit to exchange with local students and artists.
The visit is held within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
During his stay in the Southeast Asian country, Dany will hold exchange sessions with students of the Vietnam University of Fine Arts and local professional comic artists.
On this occasion, the Vietnam University of Fine Arts has organized an exhibition introducing 29 paintings by the Belgian artist.
The exhibition, running at the Hanoi-based university's campus from April 20 to May 5, opens from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
|Visitors watch Dany's works at the exhibition in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
Dany, whose real name is Daniel Henrotin, was born in 1943 in Belgium. He started his first comic book series in 1968.
The artist is famous for the adult comic book series Olivier Rameau. The dream land he built in Olivier Rameau resembles Oz in the works of writer L. Frank Baum, or Alice in the Wonderland of Dany Lewis Carroll.
Dany's works are always full of energy and humor, and depict the typical European comic style.
In the late 1970s, he produced more realistic drawings while in collaboration with writer Jean Van Hamme.
This included Histoire sans héros ("Story Without a Hero") in 1977, which was a one-shot adventure story about the survivors of a plane crash trying to find a way out of a dense South American jungle. It obtained critical success and reached a wide audience.
But his main commercial success came in 1990 when he started a series of erotic joke comics.
In 2007, he received the Saint-Michel Prix, the second-oldest comic award in Europe still presented, in Best Artwork category.
Below are some of Dany works: