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Comics Artist François Corteggiani Sadly Passed Away


A screenwriter and designer with multiple talents, Francois Corteggiani sadly passed away on his 69th birthday last night (September 21, 2022) at his home in Carpentras.

May François rest in power; we send our deepest sympathies to the artist’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones during the heartbreaking period.

He was additionally editor-in-chief of Pif Gadget since 2004 and for five years. Readers are familiar with his trait since he drew Pif’s strips published in the daily in 2011.

François Corteggiani’s signature as a screenwriter was in the columns of the weekly Pif-gadget from 1973 to the closing of the title, in 1992.

Besides his solo career, and in similarity with his production for Pif, he teamed with many designers for publishers as different as Glénat, Fleurus, Casterman, Koralle Verlag, Egmont, Hachette, Dargaud, Soleil, Dupuis, Lombard, however, additionally Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Sémic, and many.

The Niçois had lived in Carpentras since 1987. Famous in the capital of the Comtat Venaissin, an important character, known for his outspokenness, his politically wrong tone, and his wonderful general knowledge, he was the creator of the “Bistro BD” whose edition 2022 was planned for this Saturday, October 1.

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There Is No Report About How François Corteggiani Passed Away

Although there is no official report about his cause of death yet, many rumors are announcing François Corteggiani passed away due to an illness he was suffering from recently.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

François Corteggiani’s brother, in March, lost his life, the archaeologist and expert in ancient Egypt Jean-Pierre Corteggiani.

On Charlier’s death, he took over the screenplay for The Youth of Blueberry. And he had participated in the first revival of Pif Gadget, of which he had been the editor-in-chief from 2004 to 2009.

He then opened up how “Pif was the great newspaper, with Pilote, of French comics. For us, screenwriters and designers, these are two reference newspapers, with also Métal hurlant in another register, and Greg’s Tintin in the 1960s and 1970s.

The writers who have cooperated on them range from Gotlib to Poïvet via Giraud and Uderzo. developed at the time a school of French comics, with André Chéret, Gérald Forton, Kline, Marcello, and so many others”.

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