Franquin, Andre

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Andre Franquin
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Franquin, Andre Gender: M
born on 3 January 1924 at 06:25 (= 06:25 AM )
Place Etterbeek, Belgium, 50n50, 4e23
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
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Belgian comic strip author. In 1945 he started to work for the publisher Dupuis, well known in Europe for his specialty of cartoons, where he was given the task of resuming the series "Spirou and Fantasio," which was published in 23 volumes. In 1952 he created the "Marsupilami" character, then in 1957, his anti-hero, "Gaston Lagaffe," a lazy, creative and superb blunderer. The strip retained such popularity that the series came out in 18 albums in 1997 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Gaston.

Franquin himself was the victim of two severe nervous breakdowns, in 1961 and again in 1982. He married (date unknown) and had one daughter, born 2/19/1957.

He died on 1/05/1997, Callian, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 5 January 1997 at 12:00 noon in Callian, France (Age 73 + three days)
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  • Work : New Job 1945 (Started working for Dupuis)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1952 (Created the character "Marsupilami")
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1957 (Created the character "Gaston Lagaffe")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (Published 18 cartoon albums)
  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1961 (Severe nervous breakdown)
  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1982 (Second severe nervous breakdown)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 19 February 1957 (Daughter born)
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Source Notes

Petitallot quotes Luc de Marre for B.C., Cadran No. 38, 2/1997


  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Cartoon)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Two)

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