François Boucq


François Boucq

__NOTOC__François Boucq (born 1955 in Lille), is a French comic book artist. He is most famous for his surreal comics revolving around the main character Jérôme Moucherot.

Biography

Boucq published cartoons in magazines like "Le Point" or "L'Expansion" at an early age. Soon, he also created comic albums, becoming famous with "Les pionniers de l'aventure humaine". Many more have been published in the meantime, including "La femme du magicien" (1986) and the series "Face de Lune", which was created in cooperation with the artist Alexandro Jodorowsky. 1994 saw the publication of "Les dents du recoin", the first album of a series of surreal comics that feature Jérôme Moucherot, a door-to-door insurance salesman with a fountain pen through his nose, who is dressed in a leopard fur suit; his bizarre adventures take place in a world where Smurfs are jungle-dwelling headhunters and sharks swim around in the blue wallpapers of bourgeois living rooms.

In recent years, Boucq has teamed up with Jodorowsky again, creating the graphic novel series Bouncer, set in a bleak Western scenario.

In 1998, Boucq was awarded the "Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême". In keeping with the festival's tradition, he was the president of the jury in the following year.

Apart of his comic book career he is real enthusiast of kendo (Japanese fencing), and achieved 5 Dan master grade.

elected bibliography

* "Les pionniers de l'aventure humaine (Pioneers Of The Human Adventure)"
* "La femme du magicien (The Magician's Wife)"
* "La pédagogie du trottoir"
* "Bouche du diable (Billy Budd, KGB)" with writer Jérôme Charyn
* "Face de Lune" with Alejandro Jodorowsky
* "Un point c'est tout"
* "Les dents du recoin"
* "Bouncer", with Alejandro Jodorowsky

Awards

* 1985: "'Prix de la critique at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, France
* 1986: Best French Comic at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
* 1992: nominated for Best German-language Comic/Comic-related Publication at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany
* 1996: nominated for Best Drawing at the Haxtur Awards, Spain
* 1998: Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, France
* 1999: nominated for Best Short Comic Strip at the Haxtur Awards
* 2001: nominated for the Humour Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
* 2002: nominated for the Canal BD Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
* 2003: nominated for the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival:: - La Plumilla de Plata (The silver inkpen) in Mexico.
* 2004: nominated for the Audience Award and the Series Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival:: - nominated for Best international series at the Prix Saint-Michel, Belgium
* 2006: Award for Best Drawing at the Albert Uderzo Awards [ [http://gb.asterix.com/prix/prix2l.htm Asterix Awards 2006 winners] Last accessed September 30th, 2006] :: - nominated for the Audience Award and the Series Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival

Notes

External links

* [http://bd.casterman.com/bio/BoucqFr/?open=1 Website of Éditions Casterman, Boucq's publisher]
* [http://www.paulgravett.com/articles/024_boucq/024_boucq.htm Paul Gravett, a journalist specialized in comics, on Boucq]


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