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Comic Creator

Maurice Julhès

M. W. Julhès, Maurice-William Julhès

(1896 - 1985, France)  France

Maurice Julhès

On Boucle Les Malles by Maurice Julhes
On Boucle Les Malles (Dimanche Illustré, 31-7-1938)

Maurice Julhès was a productive humorous illustrator for the press, who was also known as Maurice-William Julhès, to sound more American. Initially in a style close to Gus Bofa, Julhès made among others frontpage comic stories for Le Dimanche Illustré. He has illustrated the works of writers like Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Boris Vian, Paul Verlaine, Marcel Grancher and Pierre Louÿs.

During World War II, he worked for several magazines that were under German supervision in the north of France. After the Liberation, he was suspended from his activities for two years. In 1947 Julhès was present on the pages of Pierrot with the gag strip 'Monsieur Lezognard'. He also took on illustrating children's books. He owned an inn in the valley of Sausseron, where his befriended artists found lodging. He headed for Paris from time to time to bring his work.

art by Maurice Julhes

Last updated: 2009-11-13

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