Jean-Marc Lofficier

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Often writing in tandem with his wife, Randy, Jean-Marc Lofficier has been a professional writer since 1979, first covering the Hollywood scene for a variety of American and foreign cinema magazines, such as American Cinematographer, Cinefex, Starlog, Starburst, Twilight Zone, Video Movies and L’Ecran Fantastique.

Randy & Jean-Marc have edited and translated all the award-winning Moebius graphic novels published by Marvel, Catalan and Dark Horse in the 1980-90s, as well as French Ice (Renegade Press), French Ticklers (Kitchen Sink) and Cheval Noir (Dark Horse).

Jean-Marc has written many comic-books, often in collaboration with Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein and Moebius, including Superman, Firestorm, Blue Beetle, Arak, Teen Titans, Deasthroke and a trilogy of Elseworlds for DC; Doctor Strange, Code Blue, What If…, Moebius’ Airtight Garage, and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser for Marvel; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for Malibu; the Frankenstein-Dracula War for Topps; Legends of Arzach for Tundra; Tongue*Lash for Dark Horse; H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu for Millenium, Alone in the Dark; and more recently, Robur for Heavy Metal.

Jean-Marc became editor-in-chief and main writer of Hexagon Comics in 2010. In that capacity, he has written and edited many characters and series, including Strangers (published by Image), a Phenix-Witchblade crossover for Top Cow, The Partisans with Roy Thomas, Scarlet Lips with Marv Wolfman, Wampus, Kabur, Kidz, Tiger & The Eye, The Time Brigade, and, more recently, a crossover between Barbarella and Hexagon’s Guardian of the Republic for Dynamite.

In August 1990, in recognition of their distinguished career as writers, translators and editors, Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier were presented at Comicon with the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts, the highest award given in the comics industry.

Randy & Jean-Marc are also the authors of a number of animation scripts for television series such as The Real Ghostbusters, Duck Tales, The Bionic Six, Clash of the Super-Powers and Young Robin Hood, as well as five screenplays, including adaptations of two of Moebius’ graphic novels, Arzach and The Airtight Garage.

The Lofficiers have authored a number of non-fiction books, including the Doctor Who Programme Guide, Terrestrial Index and Universal Databank, Shadowmen 1 and 2 about French popular fiction, and the massive French Science Fiction, Fantasy Horror & Pulp Fiction published in 2000 by McFarland. They contributed to Dreamweavers and Science Fiction Filmmaking in the 1980s, also published by McFarland. In 2006, Randy wrote Over Here, the story of their move to and first year in France.

Their fiction include novels such as Arzach, Edgar Allan Poe on Mars, The Return of the Nyctalope, Les Survivants de l’Humanité, Robonocchio, Pas de Pitié pour les Borloks and three SF novels featuring Chevalier Coqdor (the last four in collaboration with JM Archaimbault), plus two collections of short stories, Pacifica 1 & 2, as well as the children’s novelization of Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective for Scholastic. They have also edited over two dozens anthologies: Tales of the Shadowmen, Les Comoagnons de l’Ombre, The Vampire Almanac, The French Fantasy Treasury and Les Grands Maîtres de l’Insolite.

Their translations include novels featuring Arsene Lupin, Doc Ardan, Doctor Omega, Harry Dickson, The Nyctalope, The Phantom of the Opera and Rouletabille, as well as G.J. Arnaud’s The Ice Company. In 2010, they were awarded the French Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for their work in translating and promoting French SF abroad.