Art and story

A musician, illustrator, scriptwriter and cartoonist, Jean-Claude Denis, born in Paris on 1 January 1951, accomplishes everything with indisputable class and talent.

In 1974, he graduated from the Higher School of Decorative Arts in Paris and founded the Imaginon Group with two of his fellow students, Caroline Dillard and Martin Veyron.

A real one-man band, he worked in advertising and illustration and produced many book covers for the main French publishers before turning his hand to cartoons in Pilote and À Suivre.

After a first illustrated story for children ("Oncle Ernest et les Ravis") in collaboration with Martin Veyron at Casterman in 1978, he published his first solo album at Futuropolis ("Cours tout nu").

Equally at ease in the charming series for children "Aventures de Rup Bonchemin" (three albums at Casterman) and sophisticated narration for adults ("Luc Leroi", six titles at Futuropolis and then Casterman), he enjoys relaxing by participating in cooperative groups and by illustrating stories for children or travel journals.

He is part of the "Dennis Twist" group, which was formed by geniuses of the brush and the pen such as Margerin, Dodo, Vuillemin and Denis Sire, before integrating the "Hommes du président" with the very same hard core of musicians.

Providing a commentary on our era with "Luc Leroi" and with various albums such as "L'Ombre aux tableaux" (Albin Michel) or "Les Trains de plaisir" (Dargaud), together with Yann he also refreshed the famous " Peau d'âne" by Charles Perrault by transposing the fable into the world of jetsetters and X-rated films. He then produced on his own the brilliant "Quelques mois à l'Amélie".