Nikita Mandryka

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Born Nikita Mandryka
(1940-10-20) October 20, 1940 (age 74)
Bizerte, French Tunisia
Nationality French
Area(s) artist, writer
Pseudonym(s) Nik, Kalkus, Karl Kruss, Caleq-usse, Calgus, Kilkoz
Notable works
Le Concombre Masqué
Les Minuscules
Les Clopinettes
Awards see #Awards

Nikita Mandryka (born October 20, 1940) is a French cartoonist of Russian origin.[1]

He started drawing in the Pilote magazine, then created L'Écho des savanes along with Claire Bretécher and Marcel Gotlib in 1973. His major and better known works are the Concombre masqué (The Masked Cucumber) stories. He won the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême in 1994.


  • Les aventures potagères du Concombre masqué (from 1975 to 2006).
  • Clopinettes (drawing), with Gotlib (story), Dargaud, 1974.
  • Mandryka, Éditions du Fromage, 1976.
  • Le retour du refoulé, Éditions du Fromage, 1977, coll. « L'Écho des Savanes ».
  • Les Minuscules, Éditions du Fromage :
  1. Entre chien et chat, 1979.
4. La Tour de Fer, 2000.
5. Le Bout du Monde, 2003.
6. Le Village Perdu, 2005.


Asteroid 157747 Mandryka is named after Nikita Mandryka.


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