|Format Bande Dessinée|
Writer André-Paul Duchâteau
Publishers Dargaud, Le Lombard
|Publication date 1955 - Present|
|Main character(s) Ric HochetCommissaire BourdonNadine|
Creator(s) André-Paul DuchâteauTibet
Similar Michel Vaillant, Luc Orient, Clifton (comics)
Tibet le papa de ric hochet
Ric Hochet is a Franco-Belgian comics series created by Tibet (drawings) and André-Paul Duchâteau (scripts). It first appeared on March 30, 1955 in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Tintin.
The series features the adventures of Ric Hochet, a reporter for the newspaper La Rafale in Paris.
The series' name deviated as translations were published across Europe, with the result that it is known as Rick Master in Germany, Rik Ringers in The Netherlands and Flanders, Riku Oksa in Finland and Allan Falk and Rick Hart in Scandinavia. Ric Hochet's stories were also published in South India in Tamil Language by Prakash Publishers. Ric Hochet is known as "Reporter Johnny" in Tamil.
In popular culture
Ric Hochet is among the many Belgian comics characters to jokingly have a Brussels street named after them. The Galerie du Roi/ Koningsgalerij has a commemorative plaque with the name Rue Ric Hochet/ Rik Ringers Straat placed under the actual street sign.
In 1994, as part of the Brussels' Comic Book Route, a wall was designed in the Rue du Bon Secours/ Bijstandsstraat in Brussels. The wall was designed by G. Oreopoulos and D. Vandegeerde.