Sergent Laterreur, by Touïs

Vivian Miessen is a Belgian animator, who also worked as a comic artist under the pen name Touïs. He joined Eddy Ryssack's team at TVA Dupuis, the animation department of the publishing house Dupuis, during the 1960s. He participated in such films as 'Cinéma-Man', 'L'Anaconda' and '3.2.1.0.' in the 1966-1967 period. Miessen has worked as an animator on several 'Astérix' films since 1968, including productions by Belvision and Studio Idéfix, and was chief animator on the 1972 film 'Tintin and the Lake of Sharks'. He was also involved in other Belvision productions, such as 'Pinocchio in outer space' and 'Gulliver's Travels'. With Jean-Paul Walravens (Picha), he made such films as 'Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle' (1975), 'Le chaînon manquant' (1980), 'Le big-Bang' (1987) and 'Blanche Neige, la suite' (2007). From the 1990s, he has worked on the Danish film 'Hugo The Movie Star' (1996), the short 'Just to Be a Part of It' (1997) and a 'Corto Maltese' adaptation (2002).

Les Aventures à vent de Cuicui et Papa by Touis
Les aventures à vent de Cuicui et Papa (Pilote Mensuel 35, 1977)

Miessen additionally made comic stories during the 1970s. Between 1971 and 1973, he made the series 'Sergent Laterreur', that was written by the photographer Gerald Frydman, for Pilote. Miessen played with text balloons, the lettering and other graphic elements in this humorous comic. One album was published by Pepperland publishers in 1976. Touïs made some more short stories for Pilote in 1976-1977, and finally 'Le petit Clic et ses Aminches' for Spirou in 1981. By 2000 he contributed to the anthology Comix 2000 by L'Association.

Le Petit Clic, by Touis (Spirou, 1981)

Last updated: 2014-05-06

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