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Jacques Lob

Biography

Jacques Lob

Jacques Lob (19 August 1932 – 30 June 1990) was a French comic book creator, known for several Franco-Belgian comics creations, but most famously SUPERDUPONT.

Jacques Lob began his career as an illustrator of humorous cartoons that were published in various magazines, until he was advised to focus on his writing by Jean-Michel Charlier. Working for magazines like Pilote, Spirou, and Record in the early 60s, he wrote material for artists such as Jean-Claude Mézières, Pierre Guilmard, Jo-El Azara and eventually Jijé providing material for JERRY SPRING.

Upon meeting Georges Pichard, the two began a partnership that would span several works and a few genres. Initially they produced Ténébrax in 1964, for the short-lived magazine Chouchou, which continued its serialisation in the Italian magazine Linus. For Pilote, they produced the family-friendly superhero parody, SUBMERMAN. The following series, serialised in V Magazine in 1968, Blanche Épiphanie was of a different character however, and its erotic qualities caused mixed public reaction. In this genre, they also produced ULYSSE for Charlie Mensuel in 1969.

In collaboration with Gotlib, his most famous character SUPERDUPONT was created in 1972. It was first serialised in PILOTE, and later in L'ÉCHO DES SAVANES, then drawn by Alexis, and after his death, by Sole.

Jacques Lob

Books by Jacques Lob

by Jacques Lob - Comic Book, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice.The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train as passengers become disgruntled...