Fred Dewilde

This fifty-year-old French graphic artist, who survived the terrorist attack on Paris’s Bataclan club in November 2015, publishes under the pseudonym Fred Dewilde. After the great relief that he had come out of that horror alive and healthy there followed shock, fear and a mainly a flood of questions. Fred Dewilde dealt with his trauma in his own way: he retold his frightening experience in comics. He gave the attackers the form of skeletons-horsemen of the apocalypse. The subsequent feelings, nightmares, survivor guilt, and experience with investigations and the reactions of friends and family are described in a short and concise texts, also accompanied by his own illustrations. “The enemy has no colour, nor faith. The enemy – it is the fanaticism, fear and insanity that led to war,” asserts Fred Dewilde.