His personal work, largely translated and published in France, is a splendid and moving demonstration of how relevant «the aesthetics of ugliness» are. His stories are formally very close to Goya’s monsters and, like Leopold von Sacher- Masoch, Guido Buzzelli often plays the leading role in them.
Claude Renard was an apprentice of Eddy Paape, for whom he first worked as an assistant and then as his replacement. He led the R-Workshop (comic strip) from 1972 to 1984 and the magazine Le Neuvième Rêve from 1977 on. He contributed to the discovery of Schuiten, Andreas, Berthet, Cossu, Sokal, Swolfs… and in 1983,… Continue reading Claude Renard
As a freelance illustrator Alain Poncelet has been publishing collections of illustrations and graphic novels full of legendary and magical creatures for over ten years. He just loves putting the dark side of our human nature out in the open, painting its blackness, plunging into the nightmares, telling stories no-one is comfortable listening to, dipping his pen… Continue reading Alain Poncelet
François Walthery is hired by Studios Peyo (the creator of the Smurfs) at the age of 17. He takes over the series ‘Jacky et Célestin’ and draws 4 albums of ‘Benoit Brisefer’. His work is clearly influenced by Mittei and Peyo. In 1970 he scores a hit with a script by Gos and Delporte: ‘Natacha’.… Continue reading François Walthéry