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Jean-Marc Reiser

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BornJean-Marc Roussillon
13 April 1941
Réhon, France
Died5 November 1983(1983-11-05) (aged 42)
Paris, France
Area(s)artist, writer
Pseudonym(s)Reiser (J.M. Roussillon, Jiem, in his early career only)
Notable works
Gros Dégueulasse
Vive les Femmes
Awardsfull list
Signature of Reiser

Jean-Marc Reiser (French: [ʁɛzɛʁ]; 13 April 1941 – 5 November 1983) was a French comics creator.


Reiser's tombstone at the Montparnasse Cemetery

A prolific cartoon artist from 1959 until his death, Reiser made his debut in the publication La Gazette de Nectar for the Nicolas winery.[1] His works are to this day controversial, with some people enthusiastically endorsing them, and others loathing them. At a 2004 exhibition of his works in the Centre Pompidou, the entrance displayed the warning "Beware! Some of the exhibited pictures could hurt the feelings of several visitors."

He founded the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Hara-Kiri in 1960 together with Fred and François Cavanna.[1] Reiser was known to attack taboos of all kinds.[2] Hara-Kiri was banned in 1970 by the French Minister of the Interior for mocking the just deceased Charles de Gaulle. Reiser subsequently published his drawings in the follow-up magazine Charlie Hebdo and several other publications. In 1978 he won the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême.[3] He died on 5 November 1983, in Paris, of bone cancer.


Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Ils sont moches (Éditions du square, 1970)
  • Mon Papa (Éditions du square, 1971)
  • Je vous aime (Euréditions, 1971)
  • La vie au grand air (Éditions du square, 1972)
  • La vie des bêtes
  • On vit une époque formidable
  • Vive les femmes
  • Vive les vacances
  • Phantasmes
  • Les copines
  • Gros Dégueulasse (Reiser et Éditions Albin Michel, 1982)
  • Fous d'amour


  1. ^ a b "Jean-Marc Reiser". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Lambiek.
  2. ^ Miller, Ann (2008). Reading bande dessinée: critical approaches to French-language comic strip. Intellect, Limited. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-84150-177-2.
  3. ^ Miller, p. 247
  4. ^ "Le Palmarès 1978". ToutEnBD (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.


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