Bernard Dumont, better known by his pseudonym Bédu, started out as an economist. Soon, however, he turned to making comics - first as an assistant to Berck, then as a solo artist. He found employment at the magazine Tintin, and in 1975 he started working on 'Beany, le Raton-Laveur', a funny animal series which he made under the pseudonym Bob. He continued his collaboration with the magazine with the children's series about the medieval troubadour 'Hugo' and the series 'Ali Béber', inspired by the "Thousand and One Nights" story.
Le P'tit Prof (Proffie in Dutch, Kuifje, 1982)
He also teamed up with the scenarist Blareau to create 'Le P'tit Prof' in 1977. In 1983, he took over the artwork for the funny detective series 'Clifton' and revitalized this classic series, first on scenarios by Bob de Groot and later on his own texts. When Tintin magazine folded, Bédu went to Spirou in 1992. There, he took a satirical view on psychiatry in cooperation with writer Raoul Cauvin in the series 'Les Psy'.