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Le Skblllz Gag by Géri - Comic Strip
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Le Skblllz Gag

Comic Strip
Ink
33.5 x 24.5 cm (13.19 x 9.65 in.)
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Signée en bas à gauche Géri

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Le Skblllz est un « étrange animal » au nom imprononçable, avec des poils très développés, possédant son propre langage. Il passe son temps à pondre des oeufs. Géri le met en scène à partir de 1966 dans le Journal de Tintin, dans des gags d'une page. Cette série humoristique paraît dans Tintin presque toutes les semaines de 1966 à 1968, puis se fait plus rare, jusqu'à une dernière apparition en 1977 dans l'édition belge et en 1979 dans l'édition française. Un rare album (format broché) de ses gags est édité en 1981 chez Pepperland.

About Géri

Henri Ghion, later known as Géri, was a Belgian comic book artist born in Anderlecht, near Brussels. He had his first job at a printing firm and at the age of sixteen, he became an apprentice of Raymond Reding, the artist of 'Jari'. During this apprenticeship, he also made his first illustrations for advertisements. In 1953, he was hired by Studio Hergé as a colorist and artist of backgrounds for the 'Tintin' stories. He became a regular artist of covers, illustrations and short stories for Tintin after fulfilling his military service. He was also a productive artist for PubliArt, the ad agency of Tintin's publisher Le Lombard, headed by Guy Dessicy. In 1962, he created the kangaroo 'Pif' in the pages of Junior, the supplement of Chez Nous that published a lot of material from Tintin. The character was later renamed to 'Baf' and continued in Tintin. In 1966, he replaced 'Baf' by the more absurd comic about a strange animal, the 'Skblllz'. In addition, he drew 'Picratt' in Pilote, a series of humorous stories scripted by Jacques Acar. Géri is however best-known for his series 'Mr Magellan', that made its first appearance in Tintin in 1969. The first two stories were written by Jean Van Hamme, who was then succeeded by André-Paul Dûchateau. In 1980, he illustrated his final comic, 'Lady Black face au diable', in Tintin. Text (c) Lambiek

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salvignol j'adore ! ...ah mr magellan !
Mar 15, 2018, 5:56 PM
salvignol j'adore ! et que dire de "magellan" !
Sep 17, 2017, 6:34 PM
Petzi Belle planche, j'adore le skblllz.
Apr 20, 2017, 6:39 PM