Belgian comic artist Benoît Sokal, creator of the adventure game series Syberia, died on May 28th after a long-term illness. He was 66 years old. The news of his death has been confirmed about a statement from the game manufacturer Microids.
Sokal started creating comics in t he 1970s. One of his first characters was Inspector Canardo
In 2002, he released his second video game, the popular adventure game Syberia. Two years later he helped work on the sequel and was also heavily involved in the third game in the series. He even used old school drawing and watercolor techniques for art instead of digital tools.
More recently, Sokal was passionate about creating art and working on several projects. In 2010 he published the graphic novel Kraa and in 2017 he helped develop the universe for another graphic novel, Aquarium. Sokal worked on it too Syberia: The world before, the next game in the acclaimed adventure game series.