April 17, 1940 |
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Claire Bretécher (French: [bʁəteʃe]; born April 17, 1940) is a French cartoonist, known particularly for her portrayals of women and gender issues. Her creations include the Frustrés, and the unimpressed teenager Agrippine.
Bretécher was born in Nantes 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.
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+.
- 1975: Best French Author at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, France
- 1987: Adamson Award for Best International Comic Book Cartoonist, Sweden
- 1999: Humour Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
- 2002: nominated for the Dialogue Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
- Les états d'âme de Cellulite (1972, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00597-9)
- Salades de saison (1973, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00702-5)
- Les frustrés (5 albums, 1975–80, Bretecher)
- Le cordon infernal (1976, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-02-5)
- Les angoisses de Cellulite (1977, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00754-8)
- Baratine et Molgaga (1977, Glénat, ISBN 2-7234-0062-X)
- La vie passionnée de Thérèse Avila (1980, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-06-8)
- Le destin de Monique (1983, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-09-2)
- Les Mères (1982, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-08-4)
- Docteur ventouse, bobologue (2 albums 1985-86, Bretecher/Hyphen)
- Agrippine (8 albums 1988–2004, Bretecher/Hyphen)