Gag strip by Guy Lehideux

Guy Lehideux is a French comic artist, born in Auxerre. He sometimes uses the pseudonym Marien Puisaye. He attended the Charpentier Academy and worked as assistant animator and scriptwriter for Jean Image's animation studio between 1963 and 1989. He additionally made gag strips for the Mon Journal publications by Aventures et Voyages in the early 1970's, including 'Archibald', 'Romulus' and 'Histoire de fakir'.

He then made the adventure/detective series 'Les Aventures de Brimborion & Pantafiol' with G. Pateloux for the Mon Journal magazine Jeux in 1974-75. He made short stories for magazines like Record, Tintin and Formule 1 between 1968 and 1975, and for Réforme in 1996-97. He was also assisting Roger Mas on his series for Le Journal de Pif.

Lehideux is working as a scriptwriter of historical and biographical comics for publishing houses like Le Triomphe and R.S.E. since 1996. These include books about Guy de Larigaudie, Pope John Paul II, De Gaulle, Verdun, the White movement and the Berlin Wall, among many others. Artists include Dominique Bar, Bernard Capo, Charlie Kiefer, Jean-Claude Cassini, Jean-Marie Cuzin, etc.

He is additionally a journalist and an expert on comics and children's literature. He regularly writes articles and conducts interviews for magazines like Hop!, Le Collectionneur de Bandes Dessinées and Coccinelle. He is also a producer and host for radio shows since 1987, and he has a degree in Protestant Theology.

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