François Bel spent his entire career working for Fleurus publishers. He started out in 1947, drawing the series 'Pat et Moune' in Âmes Vaillantes. This series was later continued in Fripounet et Marisette. At the same time, he created the characters 'Phil et Jordi' in Coeurs Vaillants and later in J2 Jeunes and Fripounet et Marisette. For these magazines, Bel also illustrated numerous short stories written by Dany François ('Miss Justine') and Claire Godet ('Sidonie Fleurdepois'). He is also the creator of 'Pompon Rouge' and the science-fiction comic 'Zophyta'. In 1971, Bel cooperated on Francs-Jeux, drawing the ecological 'Pistil' series.
Entry derived from Larousse de la BD by Patrick Gaumer (Larousse, 2004)
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