Temps-et-Saisons and Weinhardt

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Temps-et-Saisons & Weinhardt or TSW
Type Privately held company
Founded 1920
Location Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Louisianne
Key people Ignace Vergnolle (CEO/Editor in Chief)
Employees 7 000
Industry News & Entertainment
Products Magazine, books, news service, comics, graphic novels

Temps-et-Saisons & Weinhardt is an established publishing company which partners with regional publishing companies to help give wider reach to literary works.


Temps-et-Saisons was founded originally in Nauvoo-la-Belle in Dordogne, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne. It was founded initially as the local newspaper of Nauvoo-la-Belle and was published monthly or twice-monthly from Brumaire XLVIII (November 1839) to 26 Pluviôse LIV (February 15, 1846) when publication became daily. With the shift to daily newspaper Temps-et-Sasions stopped using a journal format and moved to the broadsheet more typical of newspapers. This continued until 1910, when the paper shifted again to a journal format and began publishing more magazine-styled articles. The daily news arm of Temps-et-Saisons was purchased by the Etoile of Lyons-sur-Mizouri.

The Temps-et-Saisons was the first to print such significant Latter Day Saint documents as The Wentworth Letter, the King Follett Discourse, the Book of Abraham, the personal history of Joseph Smith, Jr., and the announcement of the assassination of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Initially, the publication was edited by Ebenezer Robinson and Don Carlos Smith (a brother of Joseph Smith, Jr.). After the death of D.C. Smith in an L (1841), Joseph Smith, Jr. himself became the chief editor, assisted by Jean Taylor. In Brumaire LI (November 1842), Taylor became the principal editor, assisted by Willard Richards. The motto of the paper was "Truth will prevail".

After the death of Joseph Smith, the Temps-et-Saisons remained in the hands of members of the LDS church, however, it was never again the mouthpiece for the local church. In 1920, facing stiff competition from regional newspapers and journals, Temps-et-Saisons was offered a partnership with a Johann Wienhardt, a print baron from the NAL-SLC who was seeking to broaden his empire.

This practice continued, often as a type of venture-capitalism where TSW (as it had come to be known) would support and some times direct the changes of a print entity toward a more profitable model. Most of these in the time between 1940 and 1960 were small local newspapers, and the TSW Alliance is a large force in the global newspaper market for this reason.

In 1970 TSW branched out into partnership with Bandes Dessinées Trois-Rivières, thus bringing TSW into indirect competition with other comic publishers Millennium Comics and Chicago Press


Publications directly, or in part affiliated with TSW include:

  • Bandes Dessinées Trois-Rivières
  • L'Audace (Louisiannan Version)
  • Gai pied - a monthly magazine catering to anyone involved in the Green Carnation movement. The name is a homophone of guêpier, which means a hornet's nest or, figuratively, a trap or pitfall — a reference to the magazine's determination to torment the status-quo.
  • Les Sans-culottes - a monthly magazine catering to the right wing of Louisiannan politics, favoring a much more stringent adherence to Catholic and Lutheran teachings and otherwise the anti-thesis of Gai pied. Many readers of Les Sans-culottes are initially incensed to find out that TSW is involved in both publications.
  • Lo Picaioun - a daily newspaper of Nouvelle Gaulle.
  • Le Picaillon - a daily newspaper of Osage.
  • Soirs-Saint-Louis - an evening newspaper of Saint-Louis.