Graphic Art

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The sometimes brutally revealing art of Jean-Claude Claeys.

Violence, eroticism and hot black atmosphere characterises the work of Jean-Claude Claeys

 Jean-Claude Claeys was born in Paris. After some advertising work, he focused on making comics in 1975. He made his comics debut with ‘Jonathan Foolishbury’, a series about a curious private investigator published in Mormoil magazine. Claeys draws his influences from American cinema of the forties and fifties.

 Jean-Claude Claeys was born in Paris in 1951 and his work has been published in various magazines. His first graphic album was “Whiskey’s Dream” (1977), featuring the private eye Jonathan Foolishburry. Over 150 of his murderous illustrations adorn the covers of Neo Publishing’s roman noir libraries.