Couik (Pif Gadget #6, 31/03/1969)
Jacques Kamb, who was born as Jacques Kambouchner in Paris, works as a scenarist, illustrator and artist. In the press, he cooperated on L'Humanité (1958-1965), La Vie Ouvrière (1952-1991), France Nouvelle (1957-1974) and La Vie Du Rail (1967).
From the early 1950s, he was active as a scenarist for magazines like Vaillant, 34 Caméra, Record and Pilote, working together with artists like Francisco Hidalgo and Gérald Forton. He had his first success as a solo artist with 'Le Mousquetaire Pardaran', that appeared in L'Humanité Dimanche from 1960 to 1963.
He then created his most famous series for Vaillant/Pif: 'Zor et Mlouf' (1965-1969, scenarios by Jean Sanitas), 'Couik' (1969-1973), 'Zup' (1973-1988) and 'Dicentim' (from 1973). For several decades, Kamb created numerous game pages for Vaillant and later Pif. He was also the creator and original writer of the magazine's realistic western comic 'Teddy Ted', that was drawn by Hidalgo in 1963. In 1988 he worked for Hercule Poche and collaborated on the scenarios of the 'Pif le Chien' series. His series 'Couik' and 'Dicentim' returned to the pages of Pif Gadget with the relaunch of the magazine between 2004 and 2008.
Jacques Kamb passed away in Paris in the night of 5 and 6 February 2015.