Jean Cyriaque by Jean Solé
Jean Cyriaque (Pilote 716, 1973)

Jean Solé is a French comic artist and illustrator, who stood out for the absurd and sometimes psychedelic drawings he made for magazines like Pilote, Fluide Glacial and L'Écho des Savanes. Born in Vic Fezensac, Gers, he made his first appearance in Pilote magazine in 1971. He participated on several news pages in cooperation with Guy Vidal, Jacques Lob, and Jean-Marie Pélaprat, and also made a great many caricatures. He made the psychedelic comics serial 'Jean Cyriaque' with scenario-writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet in 1972-1973, but became best known for his full-page illustrations of grotesque fantasy animals.

Echo des Savanes, cover by Jean SoleFluide Glacial, cover by Jean Solé

From 1975, he was also present in Gotlib's magazine Fluide Glacial, where he made illustrations for the music section 'Pop et rock et colegram'. He also took over the series 'Superdupont' after the death of Alexis in 1978 (scripts by Lefred Thouron and Gotlib), and created the series 'Salle des machines'. He was also a regular cover artist for L'Écho des Savanes from 1974, and he also made the comic story 'Le Plombier Maudit' for this magazine. Later on in his career, Jean Solé has focused on making illustrations for the press (Le Point, L'Express, La Vie Ouvrière), posters and books (the Vents d'Ouest collection Astrorire).

Animalerie by Jean Solé

Last updated: 2014-03-19

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