André Franquin

André Franquin
Born(1924-01-03)January 3, 1924
Etterbeek, Belgium
DiedJanuary 5, 1997(1997-01-05) (aged 73)
Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France
NationalityBelgian
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André Franquin (3 January 1924 – 5 January 1997) was a Belgian comics artist. His best known comic strip creations are Gaston and Marsupilami. He made these when he worked on the Spirou et Fantasio comic strip from 1947 to 1969. This time is seen by many as the series' golden age.

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Awards

  • 1974: First Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, France
  • 1980: Adamson Award, Sweden
  • 1985: Best Long Comic Strip at the Haxtur Awards, Spain, for QRN sur Bretzelburg
  • 1987: Grand Prix for the Graphic Arts at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 1996: Special Prize for outstanding life’s work at the Max & Moritz Prizes in Erlangen, Germany
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