| Writer, Artist|
| April 23, 1956 (age 59)
Baden-Baden, Germany (1956-04-23) |
Edmond le Cochon
Snowpiercer, Vol. 1: The Escape, Snow Piercer
Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Martin Veyron
Jean-Marc Rochette (born April 23, 1956) is a French painter, illustrator and comics creator.
He is best known and recognized for the comic book series Edmond le Cochon and Le Transperceneige, as well as for his illustrations of the literary classic Candide ou l'optimisme by Voltaire, and Homer's Odyssey.
Jean-Marc Rochette became known as a comic creator and illustrator with the story of Edmond le Cochon, with Martin Veyron, and (in succession of Alexis) Le Transperceneige, initially with Jacques Lob and later with Benjamin Legrand. Le Transperceneige received the Angouleme Religious Award in 1985, which was the award's first year. Other comic stories include Claudius Vigne, Napoleon et Bonaparte (Angouleme Humour Award in 2001), Nemo le capitaine vengeur with Jean-Pierre Hugot, L'or et l'esprit with Benjamin Legrand, Cour Royale with Martin Veyron (Nomination for the Angouleme Audience Award in 2006), and the trilogy Louis et Dico: Panique a Londres/Scandale a New York/Triomphe a Hollywood with Rene Petillon.
Besides creating and illustrating comic stories, he also illustrated several children's books and well-known fairy tales, for example Coyote mauve, which was also translated in English (Purple Coyote), Pinocchio, Le petit poucet (the French version of Tom Thumb) and Le chat botte (Puss 'n' Boots). He gained further reputation for his watercolor illustrations of the literature classics Candide by Voltaire and Homer's Odyssey. As a painter, his works include watercolor as well as oil paintings, and figurative as well as abstract interpretations of themes.1985: Religious Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, for Le Transperceneige, with Jacques Lob
2001: Humour Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, for Napoleon et Bonaparte
2006: nomination for the Audience Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, for Cour Royale, with Martin Veyron
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