Pierre Christin

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Pierre Christin
Pierre Christin 20100701 Japan Expo 2.jpg
Pierre Christin at Japan Expo 2010
Born (1938-07-27) 27 July 1938 (age 83)
Val-de-Marne, France
Notable works
Valérian and Laureline
La Ville qui n'existait pas
La voyageuse de la petite ceinture
Rumeurs sur le Rouerge
Awardsfull list

Pierre Christin (French: [kʁistɛ̃]; born 27 July 1938) is a French comics creator and writer.


Christin was born at Saint-Mandé in 1938.[1]

After graduating from the Sorbonne, Christin pursued graduate studies in political science at SciencesPo and became a professor of French literature at the University of Utah,[2] Salt Lake City. His first comics story, Le Rhum du Punch, illustrated by his childhood friend Jean-Claude Mézières, was published in 1966 in Pilote magazine. Christin returned to France the following year to join the faculty of the University of Bordeaux. That year he again collaborated with Mézières to create the science-fiction series Valérian and Laureline for Pilote. The first episode was Les Mauvais Rêves (Bad Dreams).

In addition to the ongoing Valerian, Christin has written several other comics one-shots, including The City That Didn't Exist (La Ville qui n'existe pas), The Black Order Brigade (Les Phalanges de l'ordre noir) and The Hunting Party (Partie de chasse) (all illustrated by Enki Bilal). Among the many European comics artist he has collaborated with are Enki Bilal, Jacques Tardi, Alexis, Raymond Poïvet, Jijé, Annie Goetzinger, Daniel Ceppi, and François Boucq. He has also written screenplays and science-fiction novels.



  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Historical Faculty Files, University Archives, University of Utah http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/UU_EAD,156 Archived 2011-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ToutEnBD. "Le palmarès 1976" (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-03-13.
  4. ^ ToutEnBD. "Le palmarès 1986" (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-06-25.
  5. ^ La sauce verte. "Prix Tournesol" (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-10-19.


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