Scriptwriter of many albums of Pif the dog, he drew this character, created in 1948, since 2011 in Humanity.
The scriptwriter and cartoonist François Corteggiani, one of the authors of the adventures of Pif the dog, is dead, announced this Thursday, September 22 the publisher Glénat.
“It is with sadness that we learn of the death of François Corteggiani who passed away this Wednesday, September 21 at the age of 69.“said the publishing house in a press release. He died at his home in Carpentras (Vaucluse), the city where he had chosen to settle and continue to draw.
This native of Nice had come to Paris before his 20th birthday to work in illustration and advertising. But his real passion, born during his childhood, was comics.
“Creating many characters, François Corteggiani has collaborated throughout his career with a large number of designers and worked for various publishers including Dargaud with the cover of “La Jeunesse de Blueberry” (1990-2015) or Casterman with the Lefranc series ( 2015)“Said Glénat. For this house, he worked on the series Bastos and Zakousky, Chafouin and Baluchon, De Silence et de sang, and Sundance.
Screenwriter of many albums of Pif the dog, and comics editor of an ephemeral cover of the magazine Pif Gadget (from 2004 to 2009), he drew this character, created in 1948, since 2011 in L’Humanité. The daily paid tribute to its “multi-talented“.
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