Comic book author François Corteggiani, one of the authors of Pif le chien, dies

This scriptwriter and cartoonist, who died at the age of 69, collaborated with a large number of cartoonists. The drew “Pif the dog” since 2011 in the newspaper Humanity.

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The screenwriter and designer François Corteggiani, one of the authors of the adventures of the comic character Look at the dog has died, announced the publishing house Glénat. “It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of François Corteggiani, who passed away this Wednesday, September 21 at the age of 69.“, the publisher said in a press release.

He died at his home in Carpentras (Vaucluse), the city he had chosen to settle in and continue drawing. This native of Nice had come to Paris before his 20th birthday to work in illustration and advertising. But his true passion, born during his childhood, was comics.

Creating many characters, François Corteggiani has collaborated throughout his career with a large number of designers and has worked for various publishers, including Dargaud, with the recovery of Blueberry Youth (1990-2015) or Casterman with the Lefranc series (2015)Glénat indicated.

"The best of Piff" published in a 2005 book. (WEST WINDS)

For this house he worked on the series Bastos and Zakousky, Chafouin and Baluchon, of silence and bloodY Sundance. Writer of many records of Pif le chien (character born in 1948), and chief comic editor of a short-lived cover of the magazine GadgetPip (from 2004 to 2009), I drew this character since 2011 in Humanity. The newspaper paid tribute to his “multitalented“.


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