• Stavelot Abbey – Exhibition Didier Comès, Ardennes Inking

    Exhibition  Didier Comès, Ardennes Inking

    20 Dec. 2018

    Stavelot Abbey – Exhibition

    Didier Comès, Ardennes Inking

    20 December 2018 to 5 January 2020


    Nearly six years after the death of the comics author, the ‘Didier Comès, Ardennes Inking’ exhibition is a magnificent collaboration between the author’s family, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Musée en Piconrue in Bastogne.

    This exhibition focuses on an unsettling storyteller, a poet of the plant and animal world, whose illustrations, dominated by black and white, go from the most painstaking realism to total abstraction. Comès made his mark as one of the most esteemed authors of post-war Belgian comics. On the fringes of commercial styles and mandates, he created a remarkable universe, dominated by the violence of scrutinising difference, inhabited by sorcery and pagan rites, and marked by fantasy and dream.

    This exhibition pinpoints the inspirations, personal experiences, historical references, research and encounters that guided Didier Comès in the creation of his albums. It opens an ethnographic dialogue between his drawings and objects loaned by museums and private collectors.

    An incredible legacy, both material and immaterial, is waiting to be discovered.

    Related events: conferences, concerts, etc.


    Practical information

    This exhibition, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for 25 December and 1 January, is presented in French, Dutch, German and English.

    Self-guided tour of the exhibition:

    Self-guided tour of the exhibition:

    • Individual: €6

    • School group: €3.50


    All-in self-guided tour (3 museums, audio guide & exhibition):

    • Adult: €9.50 • School group: €4

    • Children (6-18) and Seniors (65+): €8

    • Adult group (min. 15 people): €7 each

    • Children (0-5): free


    Guided tour of the exhibition (1.5 hours):

    • With a school group: €6/pupil

    • With a group of adults (min. 15 people): €7/person + €60/guide


    More information:More information:

    Espaces, Tourisme & Culture asbl – Abbaye de Stavelot

    Cour de l’Abbaye, 1 – 4970 Stavelot, Belgium

    Tel.: +32(0)80 88 08 78 – Fax: +32(0)80 88 08 77 –