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January 3, 2006

Jean Ollivier, 1925-2005

imageThe French comics writer Jean Ollivier passed away on December 31, according to this report on the site. He's best known for his work on the magazine Vaillant from its start in 1945 to its end in 1992, including a stint as editor. According to his entry at, his series included Yves le Loup, Le Cormoran, P'tit Joc, Ragna le Viking, Jacques Flash, Loup Noir, and Docteur Justice; his collaborators included Rene Bastard, ET Coelho, Lucien Nortier, Paul Gillon, Andre Joy, Pierre Leguen, Kline, and Raphael Marcello. Other publications to which Ollivier contributed were Camera 34 and L'Humanite.

In the latter portion of his long and proflific career, Ollivier found work working on collections and series for the publisher Hachette. With a slight concentration on historical comics, later magazine clients included Vecu and L'Echo des Savanes. He was 80 years old when he passed away on Saturday afternoon. More links are included at the bottom of the ActuaBD piece.

I'm hoping that art's from a Coelho/Ollivier collaboration, but I could be wrong.
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