Fantax, by Rémy Bordelet

Born in Lyon, Rémy Bordelet attended evening courses at the School of Fine Arts in this city. A member of Atelier Chott since 1948, Bordelet worked on the 'Big Bill le Casseur' series in cooperation with Claude Bordet from May 1949 (issue 31) to December 1950 (issue 50). The, after his millitary service in 1952, he continued to work on this series, this time on his own, until August 1954. For the Rancho comic book, he has also drawn some 'Big Bill le Casseur' stories, as well as 'Ramon l'Aigle de la Pampa' and episodes of 'Black Boy'. He also worked on the second series of 'Fantax' stories, which started in 1959.

Bordelet also contributed to the studio's production for the publishing house Lug, illustrating dozens of covers for the publisher's pocket books (mainly Zembla), while also doing retouching work and lettering. He left Lug, now called Sémic, in 1993, and went to work as a letterer for the publishing houses Glénat, Zenda, Delcourt and Bagheera. Bordelet returned to Semic in 1999, doing inking jobs for Spécial Zembla covers, and remained on the job until he passed away in 2003.

Last updated: 2006-12-30

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