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Lofficier, Jean-Marc 1954-

LOFFICIER, Jean-Marc 1954-

PERSONAL:

Born 1954, in Toulon, France; married; wife's name, Randy. Education: Paris Business School, M.B.A., 1977; Sorbonne, L.L.M. (law), 1978.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Hollywood Comics, P.O. Box 17270, Encino, CA 91416. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Writer, translator, graphic artist, animator, and editor. Starwatcher Graphics, director, 1986-2000; Hollywood Comics, Encino, CA, cofounder, 2000—; Black Coat Press, Encino, cofounder and publisher, 2003—; Semic, France, editor and senior writer for SemicVerse line of comic books.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Inkpot award, Comicon International, 1990; various Harvey and Eisner awards for translations of Moebius graphic novels.

WRITINGS:

The Doctor Who Programme Guide, W. H. Allen (London, England), 1981, revised edition, iUniverse (Lincoln, NE), 2003.

The Terrestrial Index, Virgin (London, England), 1991.

The Universal Databank, Virgin (London, England), 1992.

WITH WIFE, RANDY LOFFICIER

The Best Video Films, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1984.

Your Movie Guide to Musicals on Videotape, Signet (New York, NY), 1985.

Your Movie Guide to Children's Videotapes, Signet (New York, NY), 1985.

The Great Mouse Detective, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1986.

(With Byron Preiss) The Art of Moebius, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 1989.

(With Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin) Science-Fiction Filmmaking in the 1980s, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1995.

Into the Twilight Zone, Virgin (London, England), 1995, iUniverse (Lincoln, NE), 2003.

(With Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin) The Dreamweavers, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1996.

The Nth Doctor, Dr. Who Books (London, England), 1997, iUniverse (Lincoln, NE), 2003.

Arzach, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2000.

French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books, and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2000.

Pocket Essentials Tintin, Pocket Essentials (Harpenden, England), 2002.

(Translator and editor) Arnould Galopin Doctor Omega, Black Coat Press (Encino, CA), 2003.

Shadowmen, Black Coat Press (Encino, CA), 2003.

TRANSLATIONS OF GRAPHIC NOVELS BY JEAN "MOEBIUS" GIRAUD; WITH RANDY LOFFICIER

Upon a Star, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1987.

Arzach, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1987.

The Airtight Garage, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1987.

The Long Tomorrow, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1987.

The Gardens of Aedena, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1988.

Pharagonesia and Other Strange Stories, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1988.

The Incal 1-3, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1988.

Chihuahua Pearl, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1989.

Ballad for a Coffin, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1989.

Blueberry's Secret, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1989.

The Magic Crystal, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1989.

Angel Face, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1990.

The Ghost Tribe, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1990.

The End of the Trail, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1990.

A Yankee Named Blueberry, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1990.

The Blue Coats, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1990.

Island of the Unicorn, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1990.

Aurelys' Secret, Catalan Communications (New York, NY), 1990.

The Goddess, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1990.

The Horny Goof, Dark Horse (Portland, OR), 1990.

Mississippi River, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

The Iron Horse, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

Steelfingers, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

General Gold Mane, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

The Lost Dutchman's Mine, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

Chaos, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1991.

Metallic Memories, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1992.

The Early Moebius, Graphitti Designs (Anaheim, CA), 1992.

Stel, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1994.

Fusion, Marvel Entertainment Group (New York, NY), 1995.

Madwoman of the Sacred Heart, Dark Horse (Portland, OR), 1996.

Creator of animation for projects for studios, networks, and others, including Duck Tales, Disney, 1986, and Real Ghostbusters, DIC, 1986; contributor to comic books, including Teen Titans, Star Trek, Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Onyx Overlord, Legends of Arzach, What If, Dr. Strange, Marvel Super-Heroes, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, The Dracula-Frankenstein War, Tongue Lash, Superman's Metropolis, Batman: Nosferatu, and Wonder Woman: Blue Amazon Elseworld; writing, editing, and translations of both English and French-language series, including works by Jacques Tardi, François Schuiten, Andreas, Philippe Druillet, Dupuy, and Berberian.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Edgar Allan Poe on Mars, Black Coat Press (Encino, CA).

SIDELIGHTS:

Jean-Marc Lofficier has enjoyed a long career in the production of books, comic books, and scripts, and many of his projects are shared with his wife and partner, Randy Lofficier. Together they have written a number of guides, including their extensive French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books, and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present. Lofficier has also authored a number of "Dr. Who" guides for the British publisher Virgin. As a native French speaker, he has created and translated many French-language comics and other works. He is the editor and senior writer of the Semi-cVerse line of comic books for the French publisher Semic, as well as a publisher for his imprint, Black Coat Press.

Lofficier's projects are wide-ranging, from books for children to scripts and animation for action-adventure and science-fiction films. In 2000, the couple founded Hollywood Comics, and in 2003, they created their imprint Black Coat Press, named for French writer Paul Féval's "Habits Noirs" crime novels, published from 1863 to 1875. Black Coat Press is to be a vehicle for science fiction and pulp fiction, and will include adaptations of French works previously unavailable in English.

The first book to be published under the Black Coat imprint was Doctor Omega, Lofficier's translation and retelling of a science-fiction novel by Arnould Galopin, a French writer who mimicked the style of Jules Verne. The protagonist in this story is an eccentric scientist who travels to Mars by spaceship. Shadowmen, an offshoot of Lofficier's French science-fiction encyclopedia, studies characters from French fiction, including The Phantom of the Opera and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Forthcoming titles include Paul Féval's trilogy of vampire novels, translated by Brian Stableford; Galopin's The Man in Grey, in which Sherlock Holmes encounters Jack the Ripper; and Guy d'Armen's Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers, a tale originally published in 1928 about a Tibetan who manufacturers gold using nuclear fusion. The Lofficiers will also be publishing their fantasy novel Edgar Allan Poe on Mars. They are negotiating for the rights to produce other works by French writers in order to expand their list.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Hollywood Comics Home Page,http://www.hollywoodcomics.com/ (August 13, 2003).

Jean-Marc Lofficier Home Page,http://www.lofficier.com (August 13, 2003).

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