Day 1 – Morris

Maurice de Bevere AKA Morris

Maurice de Bevere AKA Morris, creator of Lucky Luke, who would have been 87 today.

Morris may not be the most famous Belgian cartoonist but he ranks a close second. He created Lucky Luke in 1946 while working at Spirou magazine alongside Franquin and Jijé. In 1948 the three great cartoonists travelled to the USA in 1948 where Morris worked for Mad, met René Goscinny and gathered a great deal of Wild West reference material.

Morris returned to Europe and worked on Lucky Luke with Goscinny for over twenty years. He would often include celebrity cameos in his strips, including this excellent Serge Gainsbourg.

Serge Gainsbourg by Morris

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