Pierre Nicolas is one of the two most important French Disney comic-book artists along with Claude Marin. For 27 years he drew the seminal French series Mickey à Travers les Siècles [Mickey Through Time] and created the studio that helped re-launch Le Journal de Mickey [Mickey Mouse Magazine] after World War II.

Didier Ghez: Can you tell us about your career before joining Disney?

Pierre Nicolas: I was not a very gifted student and my studies were interrupted by the war. I was born in 1929. So in 1939 I was 10. At that time, I had to go into the Zone Libre [the part of France not yet invaded by Germany]. I thus had to interrupt my college studies for three to four years. You could not make up for that after the war. […]


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