Germain et nous..., by Frédéric Jannin
Germain et nous...

Frédéric Jannin made his debut in the music magazine More, where he created the character 'Rockman' with text by Jean-Claude de la Royère. In 1977, he began his famous 'Germain et Nous' series in the Spirou supplement Le Tromone Illustré. The series was later continued in the normal pages of Spirou. The gags humorously depict the everyday life of a group of teenagers. Note that when Jannin got older, he began focusing more and more on the parents. Jannin initially worked with Thierry Culliford as his scenarist, but he eventually began writing the gags himself or cooperating with Yvan Delporte, Alain De Kuyssche or Serge Honorez.

Arnest Ringard, by Frédéric Jannin
Arnest Ringard

Also for Spirou, Jannin began 'Arnest Ringard et Augraphie' (text by Yvan Delporte and André Franquin), as well as the gag strip 'Didi' (text by Alain De Kuyssche) and 'Les Collectioneurs' (text by Delporte). He teamed up with De La Royère again in 1984 to create 'Jimmy Laventure' at Dargaud. A year later, he started 'Nougat le Rat' in L'Argonaute with Serge Honorez.

Nouga le Rat by F. Jannin
Nouga le Rat (L'Argonaute, 19-1-1985)

In the early 1990s, he began an intense cooperation with the scenarist Stefan Liberski in both animation and comics. They developed the animation series 'Les Snuls', as well as some animation projects for Canal+. For the juvenile press, they created the comics series 'Les Aventures de Petit Jules et Pépé Jules'. They also drew for the economic section of Le Soir, collected in the album 'Le Comique Économique'. At Lombard, they began 'On se Détend à Fond' in the collection Petits Délires at Lombard. He revived his 'Germain et Nous' comic in Télé-Moustique under the title 'Les Zaduzado'. Besides his comic activities, Frédéric Jannin is a musician in the bands Zinno and Les Bowling Balls.

Petit Jules, by Frédéric Jannin
Petit Jules

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Last updated: 2013-01-31

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