Yves Sente

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Yves Sente
Born(1964-01-17)17 January 1964
Area(s)writer, editor
Notable works
Blake and Mortimer
Awardsfull list

Yves Sente (born 17 January 1964) is a Belgian comic book editor and author. He is known as a writer for XIII, Blake and Mortimer and Thorgal.


Yves Sente was born in Uccle near Brussels in 1964.[1] After studying in Belgium, he went to high school in Arlington Heights, Illinois before returning to Belgium to study law at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and international affairs at the Université catholique de Louvain.[1] He contributed cartoons to a number of magazines from 1986 on, including The Wall Street Journal Europe.[1]

Sente started to work full-time in the comics industry in 1991 as editor at Le Lombard, one of the main publishers of Franco-Belgian comics.

Knowing a lot of authors through his work as an editor, Sente branched out to writing comics, specializing in continuing existing successful series where the original author had died or was no longer interested in it. He also create two new short series.

Sente is now one of the best selling comics writers. By 2003, his new adventure of Blake and Mortimer reached sales of 600,000 copies,[2] with the sequel the next year still selling 520,000 copies.[3] By 2007, his reprise of Thorgal also reached the top ten of bestselling French comics with an initial run of 250,000 copies.[4]


Sente is interested to continue the series XIII now that Jean Van Hamme has declared to be no longer interested. He was contacted by the artist William Vance and has agreed to propose a story to Van Hamme, but no agreement has been reached yet.[5] Ever since October 2008, Sente has authored volume 19 of the comic series (The Day of the Mayflower), late 2011, alongside Youri Jigounov.



  • 2000: Award for Best Short Comic Strip at the Haxtur Awards for The Voronov Plot: also nominated for best script
  • 2006: nominated for Best French Comic at the Prix Saint-Michel in Brussels for Vengeance du comte Skarbek 2: Un coeur de bronze[6]
  • 2006: nominated for Best Long Comic Strip at the Haxtur Awards for Vengeance du comte Skarbek
  • 2007: nominated for Best Story at the Prix Saint-Michel for Le janitor 1: l'Ange de Malte[7]
  • 2011: nominated for Best Story at the Prix Saint-Michel for Les mondes de Thorgal: Kriss de Valnor[8]


  1. ^ a b c Biography at publisher Blake and Mortimer
  2. ^ Bilan de l'ACBD 2003 Archived 28 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bilan de l'ACBD 2004 Archived 29 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Biland de l'ACBD 2007 Archived 21 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Bodoï, 10 October 2008 Archived 5 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Official site 2006 nominations Archived 21 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Les nominés 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 15 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Les nominés 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 10 January 2012.