Claire Bretécher

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Claire Bretécher
Claire Bretécher en 1973 - 2.jpg
Claire Bretécher in 1973
Born(1940-04-17)17 April 1940
Nantes, France
Died10 February 2020(2020-02-10) (aged 79)
NationalityFrench
Area(s)artist / writer
Notable works
Salades de saison
Les Frustrés
Agrippine
Awardsfull list

Claire Bretécher (French: [bʁəteʃe];[1] 17 April 1940 – 10 February 2020)[2][3] was a French cartoonist, known particularly for her portrayals of women and gender issues. Her creations included Les Frustrés, and the unimpressed teenager Agrippine.

Biography[edit]

Bretécher was born in Nantes[4] and got her first break as an illustrator when she was asked to provide the artwork for Le Facteur Rhésus by René Goscinny for L'Os à Moelle in 1963. She went on to work for several popular magazines and in 1969 invented the character "Cellulite". In 1972 she joined Gotlib and Mandryka in founding the Franco-Belgian comics magazine L'Écho des savanes.[5]

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she published successful collections, such as The Destiny of Monique (1982). In 2001, Bretécher's series Agrippine was adapted into a 26-episode TV series by Canal+.

Claire Bretécher was the widow of French constitutionalist Guy Carcassonne [fr] with whom she had a son.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Les états d'âme de Cellulite (1972, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00597-9), part of the Cellulite (Claire Bretécher) [fr] series
  • Salades de saison [fr] (1973, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00702-5)
  • Les angoisses de Cellulite (1974, Glénat, ISBN 2-205-00754-8), part of the Cellulite (Claire Bretécher) [fr] series
  • Les Gnangnan [fr] (1974, Dargaud, ISBN 2-723-40007-7)
  • Les Frustrés [fr] (5 albums, 1975–80, Bretecher)
  • Le Cordon infernal [fr] (1976, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-02-5)
  • Les Naufragés [fr] (1976, Glénat, scénario de Raoul Cauvin, ISBN 2-723400-33-6)
  • Les Amours écologiques du Bolot occidental [fr] (1977, Glénat, ISBN 2-901076-04-1)
  • Baratine et Molgaga [fr] (1980, Glénat, ISBN 2-7234-0062-X)
  • La Vie passionnée de Thérè [fr] (1980, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-06-8)
  • Les Mères [fr] (1982, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-08-4)
  • Le Destin de Monique [fr] (1983, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-09-2)
  • Docteur Ventouse, bobologue [fr] (2 albums 1985–86, Bretecher/Hyphen)
  • Agrippine [fr] (8 albums 1988–2009, Bretecher/Hyphen/Dargaud)
  • Tourista [fr] (1989, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-13-0)
  • Mouler démouler [fr] (1996, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-23-8)
  • Une Saga génétique (2006, Dargaud, ISBN 9782505000259)
  • Robin les foies [fr] (2006, Glénat, ISBN 9782723456494)
  • Fernand l'orphelin [fr] (2006, Glénat, ISBN 9782723456494)
  • Tulipe et Minibus [fr] (2006, Glénat, scénario de Hubuc, ISBN 9782723456494)
  • Inédits (2007, Dargaud, ISBN 9782505002468)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bande dessinée, Collection Idéologies et sociétés, Larousse, 1976, p. 76.
  2. ^ https://www.france24.com/en/20200211-celebrated-french-cartoonist-claire-bretecher-dies-aged-79
  3. ^ Claire Bretécher biography on Lambiek Comiclopedia
  4. ^ De Weyer, Geert (2008). 100 stripklassiekers die niet in je boekenkast mogen ontbreken (in Dutch). Amsterdam / Antwerp: Atlas. p. 213. ISBN 978-90-450-0996-4.
  5. ^ BDoubliées. "L'Écho des savanes en 1972" (in French).

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