Face de Fer by Jobbé Duval
Face de fer (Cri-Cri, 1933)

Félix Jobbé-Duval came from a family of painters and architects. He studied architecture himself at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He began his illustration career in the late 19th century, making illustrations for collections like 'Rabelais en Français moderne'. By the early 20th century, he contributed drawings to magazines like Frou-Frou, American Illustré, Le Sourire, Fantasio, and Le Rire. During World War I, he was present in La Baïonette and Le Flambeau.

Dispuite Familiale by Felix Jobbe-Duval
Dispuite Familiale (Les Annales, September 1912)

After the War, he contributed to Le Journal Amusant, Les Petits Bonshommes and Le Pêle-Mêle, and made a comic for publisher Offenstadt, 'Le Nain Bleu' (two books in 1927). He illustrated books by Paul Féval and made humorous drawings for Cri-Cri, Ric et Rac, L'Echo du Noël, Bayard and L'Almanach du Pèlerin up until the early 1940s.

In the second World War, he illustrated books and stories for Ololé. He was among the first illustrator for the post-War edition of Fillette, for which he illustrated the first cover and the continuing story 'La Fée des Roses'. Afterwards, he focused on book illustration, but his art continued to appear in publications like Almanach du Pélerin in the 1950s.

Le Nain Bleu, by Felix Jobbe-Duval
Le Nain Bleu

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