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By Dufossé & Cothias

De Franken

At the end of the sixth century Bishop Gregory of Tours spent a few years of his life to capture in a thick Chronicle of the history of his time.
He lived in the heyday of the Franks, who was then in a large part of Europe (e.g. in France, Belgium, Netherlands, to the great rivers and part of Germany).
As King Clotaire, who the Empire in one hand has managed to unite, dies, it creates a vitriolic and violent could between his son Chilperic and Sigebert. behind the scenes, where their wives Fredogonde and Brunhilda play an important role.
Everyone is trying to turn a larger part of the Empire to obtain than him by Clotaire is failed, resulting in much bloodshed.

Patrick Cothias


(b. 31/12/1948, France)

Les 7 Vies de l'Epervier, by André Juillard and Patrick Cothias
artwork by André Juillard

After a short study in philosophy, Patrick Cothias turned towards making comics. He published a few strips and illustrations, was awarded the Nicolas Goujon Prize for realistic drawing, but decided eventually to devote himself to writing scripts. In 1975 he created his first series, ‘Sandberg’, with artist Alfonso Font. Five years later ‘Masquerouge’ was produced with André Juillard. Cothias then took up the scenario of ‘Sylivo le Grillon’, with Philippe Luguy. ‘Snark Saga’ and ‘Trafic’, with Philippe Sternis, were published in 1982 in Okapi magazine. A year later, he created ‘Les 7 Vies de l’Épervier’, again with Juillard. ‘Orn, Coeur de Chien’ was made in collaboration with Olivier Taffin, and ‘Coline Maillard’ with Serge Carrère. Halfway through the eighties, his production boomed.

Marie Tempête, by Pierre Wachs and Patrick Cothias
artwork by Pierre Wachs

In 1995, for publisher Dargaud, he collaborated once more with Juillard on ‘Plume aux Vents’. For the same publisher, he produced ‘Le Saumon’ with Pierre Wachs and ‘Beaux Rivages’ with Éric Juszezak. Using the pseudonym Bogue, he made ‘Les Jeux du Crocodile’ with Modem. In 1998, he collaborated with Victor de la Fuente on a biblical comic, ‘Josué de Nazareth’, and with Bruno Marivain on the esoteric ‘La Mémoire des Ogres’. The series ‘La Pension du Dr. Eon’, was done with Griffo. Another artist Cothias frequently collaborates with is Pierre Wachs, with whom he made ‘Marie Tempête’ and ‘Navarra’.

Vent des Dieux, by Philippe Adamov and Patrick Cothias
artwork by Philippe Adamov

His enormous production, ranging from historical to fantasy stories, proves that Patrick Cothias has a vivid imagination and knows how to use it. He ranks among the most important writers of graphic novels in France.

comic art by Patrick Cothias


Bernard Dufossé


(b. 11/06/1936, France)

Nathalie by Bernard Dufossé
Nathalie (1971)

Bernard Dufossé began his career in advertising, after having studied applied arts in Paris. In 1965, he began working for the various publications of Bonne Presse (later Bayard). In Record, he created ‘Nathalie’, a series he continued until 1974. He was present in Lisette with several stories scripted by writers like Gendron, Guy Hempay and Henriette Robitaillie.

Le Club des Cinq, by Bernard DufosséLe Club des Cinq, by Bernard Dufossé

In 1966, he also took on a collaboration with the publishing house Fleurus. There, he did various illustrations and short stories for Fripounet (‘Cap’tain Furybon’), J2 Magazine (‘Valentine’, ‘Les Prisonniers de l’Espace’) and Formule 1 (‘Frank et Drago’, ‘Anna et Cie.’).

Tärhn, by Bernard Dufossé

In Djin, Dufossé created the science-fiction series ‘Mémory’ with text by Jean-Marie Nadaud in 1976. Two years later, he launched ‘Tärhn, Prince des Étoiles’, a saga for which he did both artwork and scenarios. This series was continued in Triolo from 1981 to 1986.

Aka et les Forages, by Bernard Dufossé
Aka et les Forages

From 1972, Dufossé has done various comics with scripts by Serge Saint-Michel for the African magazines Kouakou and Calao, as well as several dailies. Several of these works have been collected in albums at Segedo (‘Passe Croisée’, ‘La Ballade Africaine’, ‘Les Deux Princes’, ‘Aka et les Forages’, etc.).

Kouakou cover by Bernard DufosséKouakou cover by Bernard Dufossé

At the same time, Dufossé produced ‘Pétunia’ in Lili-Aggie Magazine and the series ‘Le Club des Cinq’ with scripts by Serge Rosenzweig at Hachette. In addition, he illustrated several advertising comics, and did various illustrations for scouting magazines.

Les Sanguinaires, by Bernard Dufossé
Les Sanguinaires

In 1995, he teamed up with writer Patrick Cothias to create ‘Les Sanguinaires’ at the publishing house Glénat. In 1999, under the pseudonym Kovacq, he ventured into erotic comics, which resulted in ‘Hilda’ (1999) and ‘Diane de Grand Lieu’ (2003), both published by International Press Magazine.

Tärhn, prince des étoiles, by Bernard Dufossé