Chirac, by Fabien Rypert

Fabien Rypert is a French artist and illustrator, as well as a comics colorist. He initially studied to become an electrotechnician, but dropped out of his studies to pursue a more artistic career. He had been drawing posters for the theater club of his high school, and eventually found employment with a drawing studio. He provided inks for projects related to Albert Uderzo's'Astérix' and on Disney material. In 1988 he became a freelancer and started working for international clients. He made posters for the Swedish market, and games for French Disney publications and Éditions Nathan. His character 'Boogy' first appeared on a set of postcards for a US company, and then on a set for Éditions Dalix. Rypert's frog character got a sidekick in Rana and the first book of 'Boogy & Rana' was published by Éditions Coeur de Loup in 1996, with a preface by André Franquin. The first four books (1996-2002) were made with writer Brice Tarvel, and Rypert continued on his own at Joker Éditions in 2006.

He participated in the collective album 'Chirac dans tous ses États' (Pictoris Studio, 1997), a parody of Jacques Chirac, who served as the President of France from 1995 to 2007. He was also one of the artists in the books '62 auteurs de Boulogne Dessiné' (Les Amis de la B.D., 2010) and 'Les nouvelles aventures de Dupa Grave et de la petite chatte Mimine' (Editions de la Débrouille, 2010). With Adeline Blondieau, he made two children's books about the creatures 'Les Pochitos' for aFR in 2013 and 2014.

Rypert is furthermore active as a comics colorist for smaller publishing labels like Daric, Grrr...Art Éditions and Kazenplus Editions. This includes coloring Behem's series 'Les Aventures de Mékaly' (1996-2001) and 'Gaspard de Besse' (since 2000), Paul Glaudel's soccer comics, 'Les Aventures de Tristan Queceluila' by Philippe Caupenne (2008-2011) and 'Les Lions de Maczek' by Jeff Baud (2014). He has furthermore done the inking for 'Cosmos Café' by Tristan Demers (Boomerang Éditeur Jeunesse, 2010). Rypert also gives comic workshops in schools and libraries since 1998.

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