Franquin, André

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Franquin, André Gender: M
André Jacques Hector Franquin
born on 3 January 1924 at 06:25 (= 06:25 AM )
Place Etterbeek, Belgium, 50n50, 4e23
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°37' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°41 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 21°20'

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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 19 February 1957.

He died on 5 January 1997, Callian, France.

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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")
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 19 February 1957 (Daughter born)
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  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1961 (Severe nervous breakdown)
  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack 1982 (Second severe nervous breakdown)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (Published 18 cartoon albums)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 5 January 1997 (Age 73 + three days)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'bd_pub_affichistes' pdf file, p. 14.

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


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