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Monsieur Jean is a young writer whose everyday life and its inescapable existential woes are comedically told by the talented team of Dupuy & Berberian, winners of the 2008 Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême. Whether it’s the unexpected visit of an old friend, a trip to his in-laws, the arrival of a child, the frustrations of writer’s block, or even dealing with his moody landlady, Monsieur Jean’s life and times all share a tenderness and a dash of irony.
A series full of the nostalgia and droll absurdity that invariably come with adulthood.
About the Author
Born in Paris in 1960, Phillippe Dupuy published his first comic in 1980 'The Father Gaston' in Aïe magazine. Much of his work has been produced in collaboration with Charles Berberian with each contributing to the writing and artwork of their comics. But their biggest claim to fame is the 'Monsieur Jean' series, in which they explore the humor of everyday life. Dupuy-Berbérian won the prestigious Angoulême Alph-Art Award for the Best Book of the Year 1999 for 'Monsieur Jean #4: Let's Be Happy But Not Show it’.
Berberian was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1959, and spent many years of his childhood in Lebanon. At the age of 18, he took courses in Fine Arts in Paris, where he met François Avril. After meeting Philippe Dupuy in 1983, they would release over 25 albums and many illustrative works under the name of Dupuy and Berberian. This includes the series ‘Henriette’, the diary of a shy young teenage girl. They were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in 2008.