Gil Jourdan - L'enfer de Xique-xique pl. 31 by Maurice Tillieux - Comic Strip
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Gil Jourdan - L'enfer de Xique-xique pl. 31

Comic Strip
Ink
Même planche, sans rétro éclairage

Comment

Un Tillieux en grande forme, aux commandes d'un Diamond REO M35, camion ravitailleur du bagne de Xique-xique, en fuite quelque part dans le désert de Mandacaru...

Planche numéro 31 de L'Enfer de Xique-xique, 5ème album de la série, publié en 1962 aux Éditions Dupuis. Prépubliée dans le journal Spirou n° 1185 daté du 29 décembre 1960. Mise en couleur à la gouache au verso, visible par transparence.

Publication

  • L'enfer de Xique-Xique
  • Dupuis
  • 04/1985
  • Page 31

About Maurice Tillieux

Maurice Tillieux (7 August 1921 – 2 February 1978) was a Belgian writer and comic artist. He is regarded by many as a major figure of post-war Belgian comics. Maurice Tillieux was born in Huy in 1921. At first he studied for the merchant navy, but his career prospects were sunk following the German invasion of Belgium in 1940. He claims that while waiting at Bordeaux for a ship that was to take him and his fellow students to South America, a Stuka dive-bomber attacked another ship, forcing Tillieux's to turn round and Tillieux to go home. He turned to writing and his first novel Le navire qui tue ses capitaines (The Ship that Kills its Captains) was published in 1943. Many of his stories would be set at sea or in the docks where his early ambitions may have developed. Two other novels are supposed to have been written at this time, but there seems to be some confusion as to whether or not they were actually published. Tillieux had already done some work as an artist.

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Guillaume81 Superbe planche. Elle a été reprise en tiré-à-part dans le très bel album de Golden Creek. Les couleurs en transparence sont magnifiques.
May 4, 2020, 10:14 AM
SupHermann Excellent album. Un grand classique du Franco-Belge
Jun 28, 2016, 11:51 AM
Mentalo J'adore !!
Jun 7, 2014, 12:24 PM
Carbonnieux superbe cette planche qui fut également celle retenue par les Editions Golden Creek lors de leur tirage de luxe grand format !
Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 PM