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Jim and François Schuiten

Jim, a flat-coated retriever, was the dog of François Schuiten. Jim is named after Jungle Jim, the lead character in an American adventure comic strip by Alex Raymond 1).

Jim accompanied Schuiten the past years on all his journeys. Schuiten: “With Jim, I lived 13 years of total closeness. He arrived at a time when I changed my life, he was a lifeline, a stabilizer.2)

Jim passed away in January 2023.

Jim featured in Le Dernier Pharao as the dog of Mortimer.

After the death of Jim, Francois Schuiten made several drawings remembering Jim.


In April 2023 François Schuiten posted a video of him drawing Jim.

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