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Pierre Dubois

Pierre Dubois

Born in Charleville, in the French Ardennes, on July 19th, 1945, Pierre Dubois is a fan of fantasy tales and the legendary creatures living in the woods.

Commentator at France 3 Bretagne and member of the Imaginary Arthurian Centre (based in Brocéliande), in 1984, he tackled his favorite subjects in the magazine Spirou by writing Le Grand Fabulaire du Petit Peuple, illustrated by René Hausman. These two partners then started producing cartoons with two episodes of Laïyna for the same journal: La Forteresse de pierre and Le Crépuscule des elfes.

Encouraged by this initial success, Dubois turned to other illustrators to compose his legendary worlds: the Torte saga (five volumes with Lucien Rollin at Glénat since 1989), the Pixies (two episodes with Rivard for Glénat), the series of the Lutins (for Delcourt with Stéphane Duval), Le Miroir des eaux (with Jérôme for Zenda), and Pétrus Barbygère (with Joann Sfar in 1996 at Delcourt).

In the late 1990s, he also created the album Saskia des vagues (1997), drawn by Rollin in Dargaud's Long Courrier collection, and the Red Caps series with Duval at Delcourt in 1998.

At Hoebeke he also edited two monumental documentary tomes on his favorite subjects: La Grande Encyclopédie des lutins and La Grande Encyclopédie des fées et des elfes, illustrated by Claudine and Roland Sabatier.

This expertise and passion for all things fantasy would inspire a new comics series in the 2000s, with the creation of La Légende du changeling, alongside artist Xavier Fourquemin (The Legend of the Changeling, Europe Comics 2018).

In somewhat of a different register, in 2015 he wrote the western Sykes, with artist Dimitri Armand, for the Lombard Signé collection (Europe Comics in English 2017).