La Grande Aiguille (Ames Vaillantes #20, 18/5/1958)
Jean Chakir, who was born in Paris, made his comics debut at the Bonne Presse in the 1950s. For this publisher, he illustrated 'Le Secret de la Pyramide' and 'Casimir XXVIII' in Bernadette and 'À travers les Siècles' and 'Tacotac' in Bayard. In Bayard, he also started the series 'Les Enquêtes de l'Inspecteur Saboum', which he later continued in Record until 1971. After doing some work for Coq Hardi magazine, Chakir went to Fleurus publishers to work for their various magazines. There, he created his character 'Jean Rytouceul' in Âmes Vaillantes, as well as stories like 'La Grande Aiguille' and the puzzle strip 'Les Aventures de Jugeotte et Farfelu'.
From 1962 to 1974, Jean Chakir worked for Pilote magazine, where he created the 'Tracassin' series, as well as several short stories. Some of these stories appeared in the album 'Drôle de Siècle', published by Dargaud in 1973. After 1974, Chakir's work appeared in such magazines as the monthly Lucky Luke, Fripounet and Pif. In 1981, Jean Chakir became chief of the comics section of the Academy of Fine Arts in Angoulême. He remained in this function until 1994.