Claire Bretécher in 1973
|Born||April 7, 1940|
|Died||11 February 2020 (aged 79)|
|Area(s)||artist / writer|
|Salades de saison|
Claire Bretécher (French: ; born April 7, 1940) is a French cartoonist, known particularly for her portrayals of women and gender issues. Her creations include the Frustrés, and the unimpressed teenager Agrippine.
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Bretécher was born in Nantes and got her first break as an illustrator when she was asked to provide the artwork for Le Facteur Rhésus by René Goscinny for L'Os à Moelle in 1963. She went on to work for several popular magazines and in 1969 invented the character "Cellulite". In 1972 she joined Gotlib and Mandryka in founding the Franco-Belgian comics magazine L'Écho des savanes.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she published successful collections, such as The Destiny of Monique (1982). In 2001, Bretécher's series Agrippine was adapted into a 26-episode TV series by Canal+.
Claire Bretécher is the widow of French constitutionalist Guy Carcassonne with whom she had a son.
1975: Best French Author at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, France
1987: Adamson Award for Best International Comic Book Cartoonist, Sweden
1999: Humour Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
2002: nominated for the Dialogue Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
Salades de saison (1973, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00702-5)
Les frustrés (5 albums, 1975–80, Bretecher)
Le cordon infernal (1976, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-02-5)
Les angoisses de Cellulite (1977, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-00754-8)
Baratine et Molgaga (1977, Glénat, ISBN 2-7234-0062-X)
La vie passionnée de Thérèse Avila (1980, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-06-8)
Le destin de Monique (1983, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-09-2)
Les Mères (1982, Bretecher, ISBN 2-901076-08-4)
Docteur ventouse, bobologue (2 albums 1985-86, Bretecher/Hyphen)
Agrippine (8 albums 1988–2004, Bretecher/Hyphen)
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