Hey Kids Comics Wiki
Staff TemplateCharacter Template
Willy Maltaite

Real Name
First publication


Personal History

Personal History of Willy Maltaite is unknown.

Professional History

Born Willy Maltaite
(1927-10-30)30 October 1927
Anthée (fr), Belgium
Died 18 February 2000(2000-02-18) (aged 72)
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) Artist, colourist, writer
Notable works Tif et Tondu
Le jardin des désirs

Willy Maltaite (French: [vili maltɛt]; 30 October 1927 – 18 February 2000), better known by the pseudonym Will ([vil]), was a Belgian comics creator and comics artist in the Franco-Belgian tradition. In the genre known in Francophone countries as bande dessinée, Will is considered one of the Gang of 4 (which also included André Franquin, Morris, and Jijé), and a founding member of the Marcinelle school.[1]


Over a long association with the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Le journal de Spirou (Spirou magazine) starting in 1947, Will created, illustrated and wrote several series, including Tif et Tondu (as main artist, taking over from creator Fernand Dineur), and Isabelle. He wrote scripts for, among others, Spirou et Fantasio and Benoît Brisefer. During the period of 1958–60, Will also acted as artistic director of Spirou's rival publication Tintin magazine.


  • 2008: Hommage to Comics Award at the Festival of Solliès-Ville[2]

Partial bibliography

  • Tif et Tondu, 39 albums with various collaborators, Dupuis.
  • Isabelle, 12 albums with Yvan Delporte, André Franquin and Raymond Macherot (story), Dupuis, 1972-1995.
  • L'Île d'outre-monde, Natacha n°10 (art), with François Walthéry (art) and Marc Wasterlain (story), Dupuis, 1980.
  • Contribution to collective Il était une fois les belges (Once Upon a Time There Were the Belgians), Le Lombard, 1980.
  • L'ogresse des carpartes, with Yann (story), in Les Histoires merveilleuses des oncles Paul, Vents d'Ouest, 1986.
  • Le jardin des désirs (The Garden of Desires), with Stephen Desberg (story), Dupuis, coll. " Aire Libre ", 1988.
  • La 27e lettre (The 27th Letter), with Stephen Desberg (story), Dupuis, coll. " Aire Libre ", 1990.
  • L'appel de l'enfer (Appeal in Hell), with Stephen Desberg, P&T Productions, 1993.
  • Isabelle in the collective Brel n°2, Vents d'Ouests, 1997.
  • L'arbre des deux printemps (The Tree of the Two Springs), with Rudi Miel (story), Le Lombard, collective "Signé", 2000. Will could not finish the last 4 pages prior to his death.


  • No special notes.


  • No trivia.

See Also

Work History

Official Website

  • None.

Links and References

External links



This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Willy Maltaite.
The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Hey Kids Comics Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.