Ted Benoit, French comics artist, Died at 69

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Thierry “Ted” Benoit was born on July 25, 1947, and died on September 30, 2016.

He was a French comics artist.

Ted was also a prominent figure in the stylish Franco-Belgian ligne claire comics scene in the 1980s.

Some of his works from the 1980s are Bingo Bongo et son Combo Congolais, a series about aspiring novelist Bingo B. Bongo and his travails; and Ray Banana, a film noir pastiche.

A chosen selection from his work were published in English in Heavy Metal.

Benoit has illustrated two books in the Blake and Mortimer series, both written by Jean Van Hamme: The Francis Blake Affair, 1996; and The Strange Encounter, 2001.

Ted Benoit passed away at 69 years old.

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