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Jean-Marc Reiser
French comics creator

Jean-Marc Reiser

Jean-Marc Reiser
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Intro French comics creator
A.K.A. Reiser, Jean-Marc Roussillon
Was Comics artist
From France
Field Humor
Gender male
Birth 13 April 1941, Réhon, canton of Mont-Saint-Martin, arrondissement of Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle
Death 5 November 1983, Paris, Île-de-France, France (aged 42 years)
Jean-Marc Reiser
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Biography

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

Biography

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. 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. Reiser was known to attack taboos of all kinds. Hara-Kiri was banned in 1970 by the French Minister of the Interior for allegedly mocking the recently 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. He died on November 5, 1983 in Paris, of bone cancer.

Awards

  • 1974 Prix Saint-Michel, for La vie au grand air
  • 1978 Angoulême Festival, Grand Prix de la ville

Selected bibliography

  • 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
  • Fous d'amour
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