Outsiders, by Jean-François Miniac

Jean-François Miniac began his career doing several comics for the BDétective collection of Editions Lefrancq, including adaptations of novels by Agatha Christie with scripts by François Rivière. Miniac has worked with André Taymans on the second book in the 'Sam Griffith' series for Les Humanoïdes Associés, and he did 'Cain, du Chagrin à l'Espoir' at Comptoirs des Vents in 1994. He was also present at Soleil with 'La Saga des Fils de Thulé' with text by Scotch Arleston and book three of 'Les Contes du Korrigan'. In 2004, he took over the series 'Filles de Soleil' for the same publisher.

La Saga des Fils de Thulé by Jean-François Miniac
La Saga des Fils de Thulé

In 1998, he started the 'Outsiders' series at Glénat, again in cooperation with Rivière. He drew 'Christophe' for the Encyclopédie des Prénoms of Vents d'Ouest in 2005 (text by Gégé) and contributed to the collective comic book 'Amiante, Chronique d'un Crime Social'. The book won the Tournesol's prize, for comics about social justice and democracy, at the Angoulême festival in January.

Miniac has written the scripts for the comic books 'Zoé sème la Zizanie', drawn by Emmanuel Delente (Editions Des Ronds dans l'O in 2006), 'Guide Emile Borne de la Bretagne' for Thierry Laudrain (Ed. Duo comme Trois Pommes, 2007), 'Pissenlit, les chroniques du bucage' for Pauline Casters (CDB, 2009), 'L'Affaire Spaggiari, le casse du siècle' for Marcel Uderzo (De Borée, 2012) and 'Guillaume, bâtard et conquérant' for Borj (2014).

In 2019 he and artist Fabrice Le Hénanff published a graphic novel about painter Claude Monet: 'Monet, Un Arc-Ciel sur Giverny' (Orep, 2019). It was also translated in Dutch by Arboris under the title: 'Monet, Een Regenboog Boven Giverny'.  Between 15 January and 20 March 2020 Miniac also published 'BD, Une Histoire Française' in the French bimonthly 'Histoire et Fiction' (Hors-Série, nr. 5). 

Railway comic by Jean-François Miniac

Miniac is the author of humor/cartoon books like 'Le tour des monde en 80 bulles' (2007), 'Boujou' (2010), 'Cha va biloute' (2011) and 'Normandises' (text by Roger Jouet, 2012), 'Benèze' (with Luc Turlan) and 'Agour' (2017). He is also the author of the book 'Les grandes affaires criminelles du rail', an historical account of railway crimes, published by Editions De Borée in 2013. During the years 2016 and 2017, his comic book 'Guillaume, bâtard et conquérant' with Borj (2014) was in exhibition at Bayeux Tapestry Museum, in Normandy.

Jean-François Miniac

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