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Gil Jourdan n° 5, « L'enfer de Xique-Xique », 1960. by Maurice Tillieux - Comic Strip

Gil Jourdan n° 5, « L'enfer de Xique-Xique », 1960.

Comic Strip
Mixed Media
Publication dans Spirou.
Publication dans l'Edition Originale.
Spirou n° 1070.
L'édition originale.
La couverture du Gag de Poche.


Maurice TILLIEUX : encre de chine et bromure pour la planche 2 du remontage de L’enfer de Xique-Xique, destinée à l'édition Gag de Poche. Cette 5ème aventure de GIL JOURDAN a été prépubliée dans le Journal de SPIROU n° 1170 du 15 septembre 1960, puis est parue en album DUPUIS en 1962, et enfin dans la Collection Gag de Poche en 1967 sous le n° 53.

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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MattMurdock Le flegme de Gil Jourdan. Et quel magnifique album
Dec 25, 2015, 8:44 PM