Tintin parody by J. Lap
Tintin à la recherche du veau d'Or (Tintin parody from Le Canard Enchaîné, 1958)

Jacques Laplaine was a French cartoonist best-known as Lap, and a longtime collaborator of Le Canard Enchaîné. He was born in Joigny, Yonne in 1921, and published his first drawings in Le Réveil du Peuple in 1941. He was part of the Resistence during the German occupation, and also contributed to the illegal paper Combat.

His work appeared in L'Action (1944), La Marseillaise (1945), La Boîte à Sel (1946) and Fantasia (1947) before Laplaine began his collaboration with Le Canard Enchaîné in 1946. He made over 30,000 drawings for this satirical weekly over a course of 40 years, as well as the silent comic strips 'Le Petit Presideng' (1951-1952). Lap also drew the daily strip 'Monsieur Cloche' for Franc-Tireur (1947-1957) and contributed to the regional press. He was a freemason with the Grand Orient de France. He passed away in Jouy on 2 January 1987.

Cartoon by J. Lap
Le Canard Enchaîné (18 January 1967)

Last updated: 2013-10-23

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