Patrick by Albert Roch
Patrick le petit Irlandais

Albert Roch is a comic artist from Cuesmes, in the area of Mons, Hainaut. He attended the Academy of Mons in 1945 and 1946 and during this period he presumably also contribued to the shortlived comic magazine Kim. He worked as a factor for 40 years, and is an artist as well for over 60 years. By 1953 he was contacted by Walt Disney to draw at his studios, but he declined. He was doing lettering and decoration for Maurice Rosy at the Dupuis Studios at one point.

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In the 1960s he was present in the Flemish comic magazine Ohee with 'De Flessen van Koning M'Boeli'. He also made 'Andoche' and 'Arim Cambier' for Éditions de Lutèce during this period, using the pseudonym Béoc. He wrote and drew the series about 'Patrick, le petit Irlandais', that was published in four books by Lito-Paris in 1975 and 1976. It was published in Dutch as 'Rikkie Roest' by Zuidnederlandse Uitgeverij. Another creation by Roch is 'Dudule'.

Oom Douwe by Albert Roch
Oom Douwe in Sjors #16, 1967 (Dudule?)

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