Jean Graton was one of the main artists for the classic comic magazine Tintin, and creator of the successful Formula 1 comic hero 'Michel Vaillant'. As one of Tintin's most popular series 'Michel Vaillant' has become a classic in its own right.
Graton was a master in capturing the thrills of automobile racing. His swift and elegant action scenes with their unforgettable use of onomatopoeias have made the series beloved with every fan of the sport. By offering a realistic and well-documented portrayal of the Formula 1 industry 'Michel Vaillant' earned respect from many legendary racing champions and organizers. It spawned a huge media franchise and several foreign translations. But Jean Graton also wrote history as the first Franco-Belgian comics artist to start his own succesful publishing company: Graton Éditeur.
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