comic art by François Dimberton

François Dimberton made his debut in 1975 at the S.P.E. (Société Parisienne d'Édition). A year later, he joined Pif Gadget magazine, where he illustrated stories with the title character 'Pif le Chien' scripted by Michel Motti or François Corteggiani. From 1980, he was present in Tintin with such series as 'Caline et Gribouillis' and 'Harry Plaxon'. At the same time, he started working for Spirou magazine, where he launched 'Jean Darc' (written by Stephen Desberg) and 'Celsius'. In 1982, he came up with new adventures of Maurice Tillieux' 'Félix' character in Le Journal Illustré and Félix Magazine. In 1982 he also illustrated 12 silent comic strips that came with Malabar chewing gum.

A prolific artist, he created new series for various magazines, such as 'Albert' in Amis-Coop, 'Hercule' in Gomme 'Fred et Alfred' in Mikado. He was also present at the publishing house Glénat with 'Alex contre le Hibou' in 1985. In 1987, he created 'Skippy' in Pif Gadget. As a scenarist, he wrote such realistic titles as 'Margot l'Enfant Bleue' with Son and 'Mémoires d'un Aventurier' with Dominique Hé. Since the late 1990s, he also writes an occasional story with Disney characters for Le Journal de Mickey. In addition, Dimberton has done illustrations for Playboy, as well as background art for Canal + and Antenne 2.

Jean Darc, by François Dimberton (Spirou. 1981)

Last updated: 2014-09-01

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