Rien, by Placid
Cartoon by Placid.

Placid is a French comic artist who has contributed to magazines such as Hara-Kiri, Lapin, Ferraille and La Mouise. He has studied fine arts and decorative arts. He has been active as an artist since the early 1980s. Placid first came to notice between 1980 and 1983, when he edited the fanzine Le Journal de Placid et Muzo with Jean-Philippe Masson, who used the pen name Muzo. Both authors chose their pseudonyms from the characters 'Placid et Muzo', created by José Cabrero Arnal for Vaillant magazine.

Placid was the artistic director of the publishing house Le Dernier Terrain Vague from 1988 to 1996 and the magazine Omnibus from 1991 to 2000. He is an illustrator and a cover artist for several publishers. A selection of his work in color has been published in 'Rien' ('Nothing') by Les Requins Marteaux in 2002. Later book collections include '2006' (L'Association, 2007), '2007' (L'Association, 2008) and 'J'y étais' (Alain Beaulet éditeur, 2014). Placid has an experimental and impressionistic drawing style as well as a bizarre sense of humor, and has been called "Pablo Picasso on acid".

Rien, by Placid
Comic strip by Muzo.

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