Artimon et Siroco by Jean Marcellin
Artimon et Siroco (Vous Distraire, September 1959)

Born in Avignon, Jean Marcellin made his artistic debut illustrating a book about the Resistance, called 'Maquis Vasio', in 1945. He settled in Paris in the following year and produced animated films for the advertising field. He created his first comic under the pseudonym Couic in 1955. This was 'La Famille Plantevigne', published in Fillette. For the SFPI, he subsequently created the funny western 'Caramba et Alonzo'. In 1959, he was present in the family magazine Vous Distraire with 'Artimon et Siroco'.

Bing et Tom dans Le Cheval de Fer
Bing et Tom dans Le Cheval de Fer

In 1961, he made 'La Locomotive des Duplanet' for La Vie du Rail and drew the western 'Le Justicier Blanc' for Vaillant magazine, with scripts by Jean Sanitas. He also illustrated many of Vaillant's tales and novels. Marcellin eventually focused on illustrating, working for the publishers Nathan, Dargaud and Glénat in the 1970s. He has illustrated several "pilotoramas" for Pilote and returned to comics with 'Béaba' in Balanca (1981) and 'La Course à Pied' for Editions Magnard (1984).

Caramba et Alonzo, by Jean Marcellin
Caramba et Alonzo

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