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Published August 29, 2022 Updated August 30, 2022

Voutch

Comic designs by the French artist Olivier Vouktchevitch.

2015 France Voutch Add to Collection

Voutch (real name Olivier Vouktchevitch, b. 1958) worked in advertising agencies but in 1995 began to have his humorous drawings published in magazines such as Playboy, Madame Figaro, Lui, etc. He acknowledges that he follows in the footsteps of French cartoonist Sempé (1932-2022), co-creator of Le Petit Nicolas. His human creations characteristically have elongated heads and bodies, and long or broad noses, as in this pack. Colour is also important in his work. Each of the court cards tells a story and needs to be viewed from both ends. Decorated Aces. There are a few extra touches on some of the pip cards. See the box

Comic designs by the French artist Voutch Comic designs by the French artist Voutch Comic designs by the French artist Voutch

Above: playing cards with comic designs published by Voutch (Olivier Vouktchevitch), maker unknown (possibly France Cartes), France, date unknown but after 2013. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm. © VOUTCH.

The extra card lists the comics (bandes dessinées in French) in which his work has appeared, including those for children. Cherche midi is a publisher. La galerie de Dominique must be where you can buy some of his work in the form of postcards, posters, etc.

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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