We learned with great sadness that Jean Graton, the “father” of the renowned racing driver Michel Vaillant had passed away, at the age of 97, on 21st January.
At the time that he created the comic book series, television was not as yet broadcasting motor racing. Impatiently readers were obliged to wait for the stories and true to life drawings.
This is also what made Jean Graton a true ambassador of motorsport. He was at the source of many callings and befriended numerous racing drivers.
His work continues to live on at Autoworld, where a complete section is dedicated to Michel Vaillant since near on nine years.
Jean, thank you for your invaluable contribution to the history of motorsport.
You continue to live on among us and all lovers of the sport!