comic artist

1914   -   1980


movement: Marcinelle school
country of citizenship: Belgium
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: La Cambre
occupation: comics artist, illustrator, drawer
award received: grand prix de la ville d'Angoulême

Joseph Gillain (French: [ʒilɛ̃]), better known by his pen name Jijé ([ʒiʒe]; 13 January 1914 – 19 June 1980), was a Belgian comics artist, best known for being a seminal artist on the Spirou et Fantasio strip (and for having introduced the Fantasio character) and the creator of one of the first major European western strips, Jerry Spring.
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