By De Gieter


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Publisher Dupuis (French)
Cinebook (English)
Format Ongoing series
Genre Graphic Novel
Number of issues 31 (in French)
4 (in English)
Creative team
Creator(s) De Gieter

Papyrus is a Belgian comic book series, written and illustrated by Lucien de Gieter. The story takes place in Ancient Egypt. It was first published in 1974 in the Spirou magazine in the form of episodes.

An animated series was created in 1998 that was two seasons long (52 episodes) and shown on TFOU TV in France and in Quebec on Radio-Canada. In 2000 a video game was made for Game Boy. The game was developed by Dupuis and published by Ubisoft.


1 Characters
2 Albums
3 English Translations
4 References
5  External links


The two main characters are:

Papyrus: originally a young fisherman, is the hero of the comic, friend of the daughter of the Pharaoh, and possessor of a magic sword which was given to him by the daughter of the god Sobek; in exchange, he must protect the princess Théti-Chéri from all danger.
Théti-Chéri: daughter of the pharaoh Merenptah, grand priestess of Isis, sacred dancer, and heiress to the throne of the Two Kingdoms.
Regular antagonists include:

Phoetus: a small mummy.
Pouin: a black dwarf.

Thirty albums have been published so far:

1.La Momie engloutie (ISBN 2-8001-2721-X, ISBN 2-8001-0598-4 et ISBN 2-8001-2714-7)
2.Le Maître des trois portes
3.Le Colosse sans visage
4.Le Tombeau de Pharaon
5.L’Égyptien blanc
6.Les Quatre Doigts du Dieu Lune
7.La Vengeance des Ramsès (ISBN 2-8001-2727-9); English translation: The Rameses Revenge (ISBN 978-1905460359). The four colossi of the Temple of Rameses rise against bands of plunderers.
8.La Métamorphose d’Imhotep (ISBN 2-8001-2728-7); English translation: Imhotep’s Transformation (ISBN 978-1905460502): Papyrus must find an antidote for the poisoned Pharaoh while a friend plays the role of the ruler.
9.Les Larmes du géant (ISBN 2-8001-2729-5): A Hittite princess arrives at court as a second wife for the Pharaoh, bringing with her the secret of iron. In the temple of Amonhotep III, plotters want to seize power for themselves and build invincible weapons, so they capture the Hittite princess as well as Théti.
10.La Pyramide noire (ISBN 2-8001-2730-9): Papyrus takes an enchanted Théti to a mage who may be able to heal her.
11.Le Pharaon maudit(ISBN 2-8001-2731-7): Théti and Papyrus fight against plunderers, six girls who call themselves Daughters of Akhenaton.
12.L’Obélisque: Amenope, the royal architect, and his assistant Imhotep, despite obstacles but with the help of Papyrus and Théti cut, transport, and erect an obelisk at Thebes.
13.Le Labyrinthe: Papyrus is named ambassador of Egypt by the King of Minos.
14.L’Île Cyclope (ISBN 2-8001-2734-1): Théti goes to rejoin Papyrus in Crete with the mummy of the son of Minos. Papyrus sets off again, finally finding and rescuing the princess on a fantastic island.
15.L’Enfant hiéroglyphe: Imhotep, the successor of Amenope, is saved from a fire by Papyrus. The parchment that established the plans of Amenope for the new temple were saved. But the workers strike, and Imhotep is accused of sacrilege. Théti and Papyrus discover those responsible for the strike.
16.Le Seigneur des crocodiles (ISBN 2-8001-2736-8): Captured by Libyan nomads, Papyrus and Théti escape into the desert where they meet a blind mage who asks Papyrus to give him his eyes.
17.Toutânkhamon, le Pharaon assassiné (ISBN 2-8001-2737-6): Papyrus meets Ankhesenpaaton, the wife of Tutankhamen. He helps in the assassination of the Pharaoh and the intrigues that happen afterwards.
18.L’Œil de Rê (ISBN 2-8001-2194-7): During the feast of Opet, Amenmes, one of the sons of Rameses II disputes the throne of the Pharaoh Merenptah.
19.Les Momies maléfiques (ISBN 2-8001-2739-2): In the chambers of the temple of Montouhotep, ten bodies of archers of Seqenenre Taa II, dead in combat, are mummified in haste. Meanwhile, Théti’s expedition enters the desert but forgets to render homage to Seth.
20.La Colère du grand sphinx (ISBN 2-8001-2445-8 et ISBN 2-8001-2740-6): While searching for Théti, Papyrus angers the Great Sphinx.
21.Le Talisman de la grande pyramide (ISBN 2-8001-2591-8): Wanting to discover the origin of the screams heard at the foot of the Great Pyramid each night, Papyrus angers the god Anubis.
22.La Prisonnière de Sekhmet (ISBN 2-8001-2765-1): The goddess Sekhmet is upset: the ancient Great Priest of her temple has conceived a diabolical plan. The princess Théti, solely capable of calming this divinity, has disappeared.
23.Le Cheval de Troie (ISBN 2-8001-2940-9): Papyrus and Théti arrive in Troy, ruined and occupied by thieves searching in vain for the treasure of King Priam.
24.La main pourpre (ISBN 2-8001-3095-4): Papyrus and Théti find the “purple hand” in Tyre, along with victims of the leaders of the city.
25.Le Pharaon fou (ISBN 2-8001-3229-9): After having escaped from the soldiers of Tyre, Papyrus and Théti find that Pouin has become the king of Dor. After having convinced him to return to Egypt, Papyrus meets curious character named Moses who is leaving Egypt with his tribe.
26.Le Masque d’Horus (ISBN 2-8001-3354-6): The queen sends Papyrus on a secret mission: to find Théti’s younger brother, who was taken by the priests of the temple of Kom Ombo.
27.La Fureur des Dieux (ISBN 2-8001-2721-X): Rameses II the younger hunts a bull in the company of his father, Sethi I.
28.Les Enfants d’Isis: Papyrus and Théti embrace under the regard of the gods, while Seth swears to avenge himself.
29.L’Île de la reine morte
English Translations

Since November 2007, Cinebook Ltd has been publishing Papyrus in English[1]. Four albums have been released so far:

1.The Rameses Revenge, nov. 2007, ISBN 9781905460359
2.Imhotep’s Transformation, Apr. 2008, ISBN 9781905460502
3.Tutankhamun, Apr. 2009, ISBN 9781905460847
4.The Evil Mummies, Apr. 2010, ISBN 9781849180276
[edit] References1.^ Cinebook website
[edit] External linksPapyrus site by Lucien de Gieter and Jean-Pol Schrauwen
Official site of the Papyrus animation
English publisher of Papyrus – Cinebook Ltd]

Lucien De Gieter

Born on : 4 September 1932
Etterbeek (Belgium)
Nationality Belgian
Lucien De Gieter born September 4, 1932 in Etterbeek (Belgium) is a francophone Belgian comic creator. He is best known as creator of the Papyrus series, adapted by drawing moderated in 1997-1998.
1 Published works
1.1 Mini-récits
1.2 In periodicals
1.3 Albums
1.4 Illustrations
2. Documentation
2.1. Articles
2.1.2 Internet
Published works
Mini-récits: the Sachem don’t like fish (scenario), with Eddy Ryssack (drawing), no. 98, 1962
The calves soft on trail of war (scenario), with Eddy Ryssack (drawing), no. 115, 1962
The seeds of fishing (scenario), with Michel Matagne (drawing), n ° 124, 1962
Pony and his horse, no. 127, 1962
Pony in the Indian Zacapo, no. 134, 1962
Pony and the cousin of New York, no. 154, 1963
The challenge, no. 184, 1963
Pony, Nina and Ford T, no. 200, 1964
Pony, Pony, Pony, Pony, homonyms, no. 207, 1964
Pony and leader-coq, no. 215, 1964
The woes of a donkey, no. 229, 1964
Little town Pony and the star of Charleston, no. 245, 1964
The fantastic ride, no. 254, 1965
Pony and train fantôme, no. 263, 1965
Pony and Dr. nitrous, no. 280, 1965
Plump, page of the King (scenario), with Eddy Ryssack (drawing), no. 155, 1963
Mission to the new world, no. 174, 1963
The enchanted Lyre (drawing) with Jem (scenario), n ° 1 90, 1963
The war of Teddy-bear (scenario), with Francis (drawing), no. 206, 1964
Rapataban and the grain of sand (scenario), with Francis (drawing), no. 265, 1965
Ali – Bibi small fakir (scenario), with Kiko (drawing), no. 289, 1965

In periodicals  

41 short stories of Tôôôt and sink, in Spirou, 1966-1972, as well as:Tôôôt in Paris, 1972A short story in Spirou, 19662 short stories in Tintin, 19674 short stories of Pony, in Spirou, 1968-1970, as well as:The journey of the last chance, 1969-1970Pony and the teacher, 197133 gags Poussy, 1969-19733 short stories and 30 stories to follow Papyrus, in Spirou, 1974-2008″Tapirus” in Circus, 1987″The Quinqua” (drawing), with Sergio Salma (scenario), in Spirou, 2005 


 Albums of great editorPoussy, with Peyo, Dupuis, 3 albums, 1976-1977Papyrus, Dupuis, 30 albums, 1978-2008Albums of luxuries or small-circulationTôôôt and well: Rendez-vous in Paris, item Image, 1997. Reprint year following from the same PublisherAli Bibi small fakir (scenario), with Kiko (drawing), Wolf, 2002Pony, the trunk to BD, 5 albums, 2005 


 40 covers of Spirou, since 1966 


sections:  Patrick Gaumer, “Lucien De gieter” in Larousse of the BD, Larousse 2004, p. 217Internet: the official website of Lucien De GieterLucien De Gieter page on the site BDoubliées