Doggyguard, by Michel Rodrigue
Doggyguard

Michel Rodrigue was born in Lyon in 1961. He attended the National School of Fine Arts, and also studied midieval archeology. Between 1983 and 1985 he was part of the French rugby team, and in 1987, he designed the official French mascot for the world rugby championship. He made his comics debut with the rugby strip 'Mézydugnac' in Midi Olympique in 1984.

Two years later, he published of his adaptation Edmond Rostand's 'Cyrano de Bergerac' with Lionel Garcia and Jean-Claude Vruble at Vents d'Ouest. With Vruble he also worked on the fourth book of 'La Révolution Française', scripted by Patrick Cothias and published by Vents d'Ouest. He also participated in this publisher's collective books. In 1987 he worked with Roger Brunel on another rugby comic, 'Rugby en B.D.', published by Glénat. In the same register, Rodrigue and Brunel then created 'Du Monde dans la Coupe!', 'Concept', 'Le Rugby en Coupe' and 'La Foot par la Bande', published by Glénat and Hors Collection.

Clifton, by Michel Rodrigue
Clifton

Rodrigue was present in Tintin magazine with 'Les Conspirateurs' (scripts by Bom) and in Rugbyman, the monthly publication of the French rugby federation. Rodrigue launched the Cadero studio together with Mike Deporter and Thierry Capezzone, through which the trio worked on 'Les Nouvelles Aventures des Pieds Nickelés' in 1991-92. He teamed up with Brunel again to produce several funny comic guidebooks for Albin Michel.

In 1999 and 2000 he created three albums in the comical series 'Doggyguard' with Bob de Groot for Lombard. For this same publisher, he took over the artwork of the detective series 'Clifton' in 2003. With scripts by Jean-Yves Mitton, he illustrated two albums of 'Truculentes Aventures de Rabelais' (Hors Collection, 2001-02). He contributed to 'Horoscomics', together with François Avril, Michel Janvier and Morchoisne (Jet Stream Productions, 2001).

Cubitus by Michel Rodrigue
Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cubitus

As a scriptwriter, he wrote 'Ly-Noock' for André Chéret (Joker, 2003) and 'La Grande Trambouille des Fées' for René Hausmann (Au Bord des Continents, 2004). He also contributed scripts to the 'Futurama' comics published by Jungle. In 2005, he relaunched 'Cubitus' with scriptwriter Pierre Aucaigne at Lombard, and added a spin-off series starring 'Bidule', the nephew of Dupa's classic dog, with Adeline Blondieau in 2010.

Since 2009 he writes the scripts for 'Le Maître des Ogres' (artwork by Vincenzo Cucca) and 'Sybil - La fée cartable' (artwork by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi), two series published by Le Lombard. He also worked with the fairytale painter René Hausman on the book 'Le chat qui courait sur les toits', that was also published by Lombard in 2010.

Rodrigue has additionally been involved in such humor series as 'Brèves de Rugby' (Drugstore), 'Les Damnés de la Route' (Bamboo), 'Triple Galop' (Bamboo) and 'L'Équipe de rêve - Légendes' (Vents d'Ouest), either as writer or artist.

Bidule by Michel Rodrigue
Bidule

Last updated: 2014-12-01

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