About Jean Léturgie
Jean Léturgie is a French comics writer, who has created several humorous series, but is also known for developing spin-offs of popular series. He started out in 1976, doing editorial work for Les Cahiers de la Bande Dessinée and later Circus. He was also employed by the publishing house Glénat as press officer. He wrote his first short comic story for Pierre Wininger, before creating his first series, 'Percevan', with Philippe Luguy for Gomme magazine. Also for Gomme, he wrote 'Cédric le Bihan', illustrated by Marie-Christine Demeure. Shortly afterwards, Léturgie began a fruitful collaboration with Xavier Fauche. From 1982, they wrote a couple of episodes for Morris's 'Lucky Luke' series, and they created the spin-off gag series starring the stupid dog 'Ran-Tan-Plan', drawn by Morris and Michel Janvier.
Léturgie continued his work in the television field with the 'Tifous' projects, in cooperation with Yvan Delporte and André Franquin. In 1995 he worked with Conrad and Yann (Pearce) on 'Kid Lucky', another 'Lucky Luke' spin-off starring a younger version of the popular cowboy. With Pearce, Léturgie additionally created 'Cotton Kid', a western parody published by Vents d'Ouest from 1999.
Jean and his son Simon Léturgie continued to work on several comic series together.
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