Pierre Seron

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Pierre Seron
Born (1942-02-09) 9 February 1942 (age 82)
Chênée, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) artist, writer
Pseudonym(s) Foal
Notable works
Les Petits hommes
Les Centaures

Pierre Seron is a Belgian comic book artist born in Chênée (Liège) on 9 February 1942.


He spent the first few years of his life in Liège then followed the work transfers of his father, an engineer, to Montreal, Canada, Libourne, France, the Bordeaux region, Givet in the Ardennes region and then returned to Liège, where Seron began his studies at the Saint-Luc school.[1]

Seron started in the comics industry as an assistant designer to Dino Attanasio and Mittéï under the pseudonym Foal, working on series such as André Franquin's Modeste et Pompon.[2] Launching his own work, the series Les Petits Hommes (The Little Men), initially in collaboration with journalist Albert Despréchins, began serial publication in Spirou magazine on 7 September 1967, a run continuing into 2004. Revisiting the pseudonym Foal, he created the series La Famille Foal which was published in Pif gadget from 1973 to 1976, later published in albums under the name La Famille Martin.[2] His series Aurore et Ulysse (alternately known as Les Centaures) started serial publication on 23 June 1977, also in Spirou.

Seron currently lives in the south of France, near Nîmes, where he continues to work on his series, to which he has recently added Les Petites Femmes (The Little Women) aimed at the adult market.

His nephew Frédéric Seron is also a comics author. Signing his work "Clarke", he is best known for writing Mélusine.[3]

Partial bibliography

  • Les Petits hommes, 44 albums (1972–) ("The Little Men") — the adventures of a Lilliput-like community of little people, but set in modern times.
  • La famille Martin, 2 albums (1973-) ("The Martin Family") — the adventures of the Martin family
  • Les Centaures, 6 albums (1982–1989) ("The Centaurs") — the stories of a centaur couple in a mythical world.
  • La Famille Martin, 2 albums (1990–1993) ("The Martin Family") — a family's trials and tribulations.
  • Les Petites femmes, 6 albums (1999–2009) ("The Little Women") — small, pygmie-sized women who live on a tropical island — for adult readers!



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