Thierry Guitard is a French self-taught comic artist and graphic artist. Born in La Rochelle, he started publishing his work in fanzines in the 1980s. In 1990, he launched his own fanzine, La Pieuvre, that also published work of authors like Stéphane Blanquet.
Also a brilliant graphic artist, Guitard is especially known for his silkscreen magazines, such as 'CBO', 'Le Cinema C'est Facile' and 'Cauchemars'. His graphic novels 'Double violence' (2001) and 'La véritable histoire de John Dillinger' (2009) deal with themes like poverty, injustice and prison life. He has also published books like 'Ni le Conozco' (El Pregonero, 1995), 'La Fureur d'Expector' (Les Requins Marteaux, 1997), 'Double Violence' (Verticales, 2001) and 'Concubins' (Esprit livres, 2003).
Since 1992, he has been active as an illustrator for magazines like Libération, Rock and Folk, Marie-Claire, Politis and The New Yorker. He has also illustrated books by authors like Jack London and Gaston Leroux, and record covers for artists like Pat Kebra, Fred Alpi and Parabellum.
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