Jean-Marc Reiser

Reiser (1941-1983) is considered one of the most important, as well as most controversial French humorists of the 1960s and 1970s. He was an illustrator, and later also a scriptwriter for comics illustrated by others. He began his career in a winery and his first comics, drawn in 1959, were published in La Gazette de Nectar, the company magazine. Soon after, his work started to appear in other publications. In 1960, he helped launch the underground monthly Hara-Kiri in collaboration with Georges Bernier, François Cavanna and Fred Artistidès. Together with its weekly counterpart Hara Kiri Hebdo, the magazine is regarded
as the bible of the French counterculture. Reiser continued to work for both the big press (Pilote, Tintin) and alternative, far-left magazines, which appreciated his sharp, brutal satire and simple, signature-style artwork.

Jean-Marc Reiser: “Sacre Apero”, 1977, 44 x 56 cm

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