André Geerts

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André Geerts
André Geerts 10.jpg
André Geerts at a comics festival in 2008.
Born (1955-12-18)18 December 1955
Brussels, Belgium
Died 27 July 2010(2010-07-27) (aged 54)
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
Jojo
Awards full list

André Geerts (18 December 1955 – 27 July 2010) was a Belgian comics creator best known for his series Jojo.

Biography[edit]

André Geerts was born in Brussels in 1955. He studied at the Institut Saint-Luc art school in Brussels.[1] He started working for Le Soir Jeunesse (the youth supplement of newspaper Le Soir) in 1974, when he was only 18 years old, before joining the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou. His success series Jojo, about the small scale, real life but humoristic adventures of a boy of seven years old, started in 1983, with on average one new album a year. He also created later on Mademoiselle Louise, about a girl of about the same age as Jojo, but who is extremely rich and lonely.[2][3]

Geerts died in 2010 from cancer.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jojo, 17 volumes, 1983–2010, Dupuis (volume 18 appears in October 2010)
  • Monde cruel, 2 volumes, 1985–1997, Dupuis
  • Jabert contre l'adversité, 1 volume, 1990, written by Pierre Le Gall, Delcourt
  • Le Commissaire Martin, 1995, 1 volume, Editions Point Image – JVDH
  • Mademoiselle Louise, 4 volumes, written by Sergio Salma, Casterman, later Dupuis

Awards[edit]

  • 1980: Prix Saint-Michel for best comical artist
  • 1994: Oecumenic Jury Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival for the first volume of Mademoiselle Louise
  • 1997: Grand Prix of the city of Durbuy for Monde Cruel
  • 1998: Crayon d'or (Golden Pencil) of the city of Brussels, awarded by the Belgian Chamber of Comic Experts
  • 2003: Grand prix of the city of Brussels, awarded at the festival of Ganshoren
  • 2003: Prix Saint-Michel for best French language youth comic for Jojo
  • 2007: Prize of the Young Readers at the Festival of Vaison-la-Romaine for Jojo 16: Jojo vétérinaire
  • 2007: nominated for the Prix Saint-Michel for best youth comic for Jojo 16: Jojo vétérinaire
  • 2008: nominated for the Prix Saint-Michel for best youth comic for Jojo 17: Confisqué

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Décès d'André Geerts, créateur de la série "Jojo"". Le Vif l'Express (in French). Belga. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Mettout, Eric (27 July 2010). "Jojo pleure André Geerts". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Disparition soudaine de l'auteur de BD André Geerts, créateur de "Jojo"" (in French). AFP. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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