Rabier - Fables de La Fontaine - Le Bûcheron et Mercure 1

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Rabier - Fables de La Fontaine - Le Bûcheron et Mercure 1

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Benjamin Rabier (1864–1939) was a French illustrator, comic book artist and animator. He became famous for creating La vache qui rit and is one of the precursors of animal comics. His work has inspired many other artists, notably Hergé and Edmond-Francois Calvo. A native of La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee, Rabier started to work as an illustrator for various newspapers after meeting Caran d'Ache. His first album for children was the story of Tintin-Lutin, published in 1898, which told of a young lutin or "imp"; here his main characters are human and not animals, as they came to be in later albums. His most famous creations are Gideon the duck and the characters he drew for Le roman de Renart. He died at Faverolles, Indre, in 1939.

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