About Christian Goux
Christian Goux is a French comics author, whose oeuvre has a strong emphasis on historical and educational comics for children. After earning a degree in Roman archeology, Goux drew his first comics for Haga magazine, 'Paul et Léon' and two erotic stories. He also contributed to Submarine, and launched the review Podium with Claude François.
He created two books with the character 'Saucisson Smith' for Éditions Garnier in 1976, and reintroduced the character in Tintin magazine in 1979. He eventually became chief editor of the French version of Tintin. He set up sections like Tintin Story and Les Archives de Moulinsart, both about the work of Hergé. For Tintin, he also scripted the 'Harry Plaxon' strips that were drawn by François Dimberton.
After additional appearances in magazines Spirou ('Claquenouille'), Les Visiteurs du Mercredi ('Sibor et Bora'), Lili-Aggie ('Fairizette et Grobizou') and Pistil ('Croque-Béton'), Goux created the funny animal series 'Manivelle et le Camélécamion' for Pif in 1979. He then contributed to Mikado and began an association with the publishing house Fleurus.
Although his graphic style was at first caricatural, it has evolved into semi-realism with a Clear Line approach throughout the years. Since the second half of the 1990s, Goux has specialized in creating historical comics, often about cities and regions.
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