La Maison de Pain d'Épice
La Maison de Pain d'Épice

Hubert Mounier, who worked under the pen name Cleet Boris, was a French artist and singer. As a young musician from Lyon, Mounier started performing with his first group, Cleet Boris, in 1979. When his brother Vincent and François Lebleu joined the band, the name was changed to L'Affaire Louis' Trio, while Mounier continued to use Cleet Boris as his pseudonym. The band was quite successful in France in the 1980s, and had a hit with their 1987 debut album 'Chic Planète'. The cover art was done by Yves Chaland. Mounier's art pop group continued to release albums throughout the 1990s. These included 'Le Retour de l'âge d'or' (1988), 'Mobilis in mobile' (1993), 'L'Homme aux mille vies' (1995) and 'Europium 1997' (1997).

La Temple de la Paix, by Cleet Boris
Le Temple de la Paix

Mounier was active as a comic artist on the side. He had been making comics for magazines like Rock & BD since 1981, by then already under the name Cleet Boris. In the mid-1980s, Magic Strip published 'J'ai Réussi' and 'Le Temple de la Paix', two books in a Clear Line Style, that starred the members of L'Affaire Louis' Trio. In 1998, he made the autobiographical comic 'Super-Héros' in cooperation with David Scrima, that was published by La Comédie Illustrée and dealt with the end of the group. Cleet Boris released two solo musical albums before returning to the comics front with with a story for the Fantask pocket by Semic France ('L'Apache' in 2001) and the album 'Créature' at Soleil in 2003.

In 2011, he released the musical album 'La Maison de Pain d'Épice', and at the same time published a comic of the same name with Éditions Dupuis. His next record, 'Simple Appareil' was a collection of previously unreleased songs, and appeared at the same time as his debut novel 'Le Nombril du Monde'. Hubert Mounier was working for Dupuis on a new comic album dedicated to 'Tarzan', when he passed away suddenly from an aortic rupture on 2 May 2016, at the age of 53.

Créature, by Cleet Boris

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