Jacques Lob

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Jacques Lob
Born (1932-08-19)19 August 1932
Paris, France
Died 30 June 1990(1990-06-30) (aged 57)
Château-Thierry, France
Nationality French
Area(s) writer
Pseudonym(s) Lob
Notable works
Ténébrax
Submerman
Blanche Épiphanie
Superdupont
Awards Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, 1986.

Jacques Lob (19 August 1932 – 30 June 1990) was a French comic book creator, known for several Franco-Belgian comics creations, but most famously Superdupont.

Biography[edit]

Jacques Lob began his career as an illustrator of humorous cartoons that were published in various magazines, until he was advised to focus on his writing by Jean-Michel Charlier.[1] Working for magazines like Pilote, Spirou, and Record in the early 60s, he wrote material for artists such as Jean-Claude Mézières, Pierre Guilmard, Jo-El Azara and eventually Jijé providing material for Jerry Spring.

Upon meeting Georges Pichard, the two began a partnership that would span several works and a few genres. Initially they produced Ténébrax in 1964, for the short-lived magazine Chouchou, which continued its serialisation in the Italian magazine Linus. For Pilote, they produced the family-friendly superhero parody, Submerman. The following series, serialised in V Magazine in 1968, Blanche Épiphanie was of a different character however, and its erotic qualities caused mixed public reaction. In this genre, they also produced Ulysse for Charlie Mensuel in 1969.

In collaboration with Gotlib, his most famous character Superdupont was created in 1972. It was first serialised in Pilote, and later in L'Écho des savanes, then drawn by Alexis, and after his death, by Solé.[1]

Partial bibliography[edit]

A page from Submerman, displayed in Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Brussels
Series Artist Years Volumes0 Editor
Ténébrax Georges Pichard 1973 Serg
Submerman Georges Pichard 1976-19780 Glénat
Blanche Epiphanie0 Georges Pichard 1972–1984 6 Serg/Les Humanoïdes Associés/Dargaud0
Ulysse Georges Pichard 1974–1975 2 Dargaud
Superdupont Gotlib/Alexis/Jean Solé/Neal Adams0 1977–1983 4 Fluide Glacial

Sources[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Jacques Lob". 

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