Born Jean De Mesmaeker
(1935-12-21) 21 December 1935
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Area(s) artist
Notable works
Gaston Lagaffe

Jean De Mesmaeker (born 21 December 1935) known by the pseudonym Jidéhem, is a Belgian comics artist in the Marcinelle school tradition. He was best known for his series featuring a cute, playful and adventurous young girl, Sophie. A creator of his own series Sophie, and Ginger, and noted for his work with Starter and Uhu-man, he is perhaps best known for his collaborations and assistance to the work of André Franquin during a long career at the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou, working on Spirou et Fantasio and Gaston Lagaffe, on which he shared co-authorship for several years.[1][2]


  1. bedetheque.com. "bedetheque Jidéhem bio" (in French).
  2. franquin.com. "Les amis- Jidéhem" (in French).

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