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Jean-Yves Ferri

Jean-Yves Ferri

Jean-Yves Ferri is a comic book author. His published works include series "Retour à la Terre" (2016 Europe Comics, "Back to Basics"), with Manu Larcenet on the artwork, and "De Gaulle à la plage," as a solo project.

He was selected by Hachette publishing to be the new writer for the Asterix adventures, thus assuming the mantle of Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny.Born in a wooden shack on the edge of a field of barley, his early years have bestowed him with an unconditional love of the land. "Only the poppy delights me, Only the dragonfly moves me..." (Labour fous - Poésie Plon 1969).

Much of his work testifies to his bucolic frenzy, such as his "Fables autonomes" (1996 - 1998 Fluide Glacial).

Wrongly classed in the 'comedy' category, they celebrate a rough and violent rurality, halfway between the social realism of "The Grapes of Wrath" and the springtime lyricism of "Oscar the little duck."And then came the "Aime Lacapelle" series, about a countryside policeman.

This hero of deepest darkest France became the idol of a whole generation of rebel agriculturalists. The series was so successful that Ferri was even able to repaint his shack. Several times.

In his script of "Retour à la terre" ("Back to Basics" - Larcenet collaboration), he aims to bring together town and country, and to raise awareness of the plight of uprooted cats.The author divides his time between comics and collecting dahlia cuttings.