Oncle Paul, by Jean Luc Beghin

After the Liberation of Belgium in 1944, Jean-Luc Beghin became highly interested in the American army and aviation. In 1960 he started illustrating for the Belgian equivalent of Yank Magazine. He drew his first comics in the army magazine Nos Forces/Onze Macht. Soon after this debut, he started out at the magazine Spirou, where he illustrated game and editorial pages for over a decade.

Hubert B. Rainbow, by Jean-Luc Beghin

He also became head of the aviation-section of this magazine, where he was able to make technical drawings of planes. Beghin additionally illustrated some 'Belles Histoires de l'Oncle Paul'. In 1976 he and his family moved to the States, where he started to illustrate the history of the US Army Air Force. However, in the 1980s he was again present at Spirou with the gag-series 'Hubert B. Rainbow'.

B-24 illustration by Jean-Luc Beghin

Jean Luc Beghin photograph
photo © Jean-Luc Beghin

Last updated: 2012-08-11

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