Jean-Claude Fournier

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Fournier
Born Jean-Claude Fournier
(1943-05-21) May 21, 1943 (age 71)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Area(s) artist, writer
Notable works
Spirou et Fantasio
Bizu

Jean-Claude Fournier (born May 21, 1943, Paris),[1] known simply as Fournier, is a French cartoonist best known as the comic book artist who handled Spirou et Fantasio in the years 1969-1979.

Biography[edit]

In 1965, Fournier approached André Franquin with drawings of his favourite characters, the cast of Spirou.[2] As Franquin sought a way to retire as Spirou creator, and devote himself to Gaston Lagaffe, he passed on Fournier's work to Yvan Delporte, the editor of Spirou magazine. Fournier's own creation Bizu was serialised in Spirou between 1967–69, until Fournier was finally chosen by Dupuis as Franquin's successor. The first story was Le faiseur d'or which first appeared in Spirou on May 29, 1969.[3] Fournier added his personal poetic and environmentalistic mark to the saga.

In 1979, after nine feature stories, he decided to leave the project and devote himself to Bizu. Spirou et Fantasio was eventually continued by Nic & Cauvin, In 1998 Fournier launched Les Crannibales, a humouristic comics series based on scripts by Zidrou.

Bibliography[edit]

Tora Torapa (1973) by Fournier
  • Spirou et Fantasio, Dupuis
  • Bizu
    • 0. Bonjour Bizu (1982, Dupuis)
    • 1. Le signe d'Ys (1986, Fleurus)
    • 2. Le fils de Fa Dièse (1986, Fleurus)
    • 3. Le chevalier potage (1990, Dupuis)
    • 4. Le trio Jabadao (1991, Dupuis)
    • 5. La croisière fantôme (1992, Dupuis)
    • 6. La houle aux loups (1994, Dupuis)
  • Les Crannibales, Dupuis
    • 1. A table! (1998)
    • 2. On mange qui, ce soir? (1999)
    • 3. Pour qui sonne le gras? (1999)
    • 4. L'aile ou la cuisse? (2000)
    • 5. Crannibal pursuit (2001)
    • 6. Abracada...Miam! (2002)
    • 7. Crunch! (2003)
    • 8. Pêche au gros (2005)
  • Les Chevaux du vent, Dupuis
    • 1. Première partie (2008)

Sources[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ De Weyer, Geert (2008). 100 stripklassiekers die niet in je boekenkast mogen ontbreken (in Dutch). Amsterdam / Antwerp: Atlas. p. 214. ISBN 978-90-450-0996-4. 
  2. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Jean-Claude Fournier". 
  3. ^ BDoubliées. "Spirou annee 1969" (in French). 

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