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Jean Bastide.

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Jean Bastide is a French comic book artist and colorist, born in December 1982, in Albi - South of France.

In 2003, he won the Alph'Art prize for school comics - Angouleme International Comics Festival. In 2004, he moved to Brussels to join the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc. Noticed by Belgian comic book creator Yslaire (Bernard Hislaire), Jean Bastide collaborated with Yslaire and Vincent Mézil from 2005 to 2009, working on volumes 1, 2, and 3 of "La Guerre des Sambre," the sequels to the "Sambre" series. He then participated in the adaptation of "Notre-Dame de Paris" co-directed with Robin Recht.

Since 2016, he has taken over the characters of "Boule et Bill" succeeding Laurent Verron. Since 2021, he has also been one of the illustrators for the series "Idéfix et les Irréductibles."


On tour in the United States every year since 2018, and in China in 2019, Jean Bastide has contributed to the international recognition of "Boule et Bill". Since 2020, he has been the patron of the BD USA Festival, the first Franco-Belgian comic book festival, initially in Seattle, and then across the United States. He has promoted Franco-Belgian comic books during the BD USA Festival in various cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle.


- Boule et Bill since 2016
- Idéfix et les Irréductibles since 2021

- La Guerre des Sambre / Hugo & Iris 2008

- Notre-Dame 2012

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