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Jean-Jacques Loup

An illustrator and cartoonist, Jean-Jacques Loup has a natural penchant for political subjects, which he treats with satirical, apposite humour.


Born in Arles in 1936, Jean-Jacques Loup studied at the National School of Fine Art in Lyon. After a period spent in an architectural firm in Paris, he decided to move into advertising and illustration. He worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for a variety of publications: L’Express (from 1978 to 1979), Marie-Claire, Le canard enchaîné, VSD (where he stayed as an illustrator and leader writer for fifteen years), Libération and Playboy

Alongside this work, Jean-Jacques Loup took part in a number of design and architectural contracts for restaurant chains, including the Eiffel Tower restaurants. These projects took him to the United States, Canada, the Lebanon and Spain, where he decorated several restaurants and luxury hotels.

In 1970, Jean-Jacques Loup worked as a cartoonist on the rewriting of the new Gault Millau Guide
Influenced by
Saul Steinberg and André François, he began to be published by the large publishing houses, Cherche-Midi, Albin Michel, Glénat and Dargaud, under the name Loup from 1972. His books and cartoons mostly illustrate political life, submitting it to his caustic humour.

From 1981 to 1985, he created “
press rejects” for the programme Droit de réponse (Right to Reply) with Michel Polac and, since 2000, he has been responsible for set management for the exhibitions at the Salon International du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour in Saint-Just Le Martel (International Press and Humorous Cartoon Show).
artistic director at Siné Hebdo, Jean-Jacques Loup lives in Paris and is a member of the Humoristes Associés (Associated Humorists).

His satirical humour delighted Nouvelles Images, with whom he has been working since the early 1990s; with his usual honesty he wishes long life to “a company that loves to satisfy the curious amongst us from every country and doesn’t inflict the same straitjacket that most other medias insist upon.”


Find Loup at the Salon International du Dessin de Presse et d'Humour (International Press and Humorous Cartoon Show) in Saint-Just Le Martel.

Useful links

See Loup’s humorous drawings and illustrations on the Iconovox website

Jean-Jacques Loup 's products at Nouvelles Images

> Prints and posters

Prints and posters French Revolution Bicentennial, 1989

Nationality(ies) : French
Born on : 05/07/1936
Profile : Architect, Designer, Illustrator
Artistic current(s) : llustration/graphics
Theme(s) covered : Humour, Policy