Tif et Tondu, by Fernand Dineur

Fernand Dineur is one of the classic artists of Spirou magazine of the 1940s and the creator of the famous 'Tif et Tondu' series. He held many professions before he began to make comics, such as butcher and police officer. Dineur was present in Spirou magazine from the first issue, on 21 April 1938, with 'Les Aventures de Tif'. Initially alone, the main character, Tif (the bald one), found his friend Tondu (with the beard) on a deserted island a couple of issues later. Dineur wrote and drew several jolly 'Tif et Tondu' stories until 1948, when Will took over the artwork. Dineur wrote scenarios for Will until 1952, and in the following decades Will would mature the series together with the writers Maurice Rosy, Maurice Tillieux and Stephen Desberg.

Tif et Tondu, by Fernand Dineur

Besides 'Tif et Tondu', Dineur produced 'Les Tribulations de Prosper' for Le Moustique, 'Flup Détective' and 'Les Exploits de Bib, Ripp, Fitt et Jop' for Spirou, 'Poupoutte le Clochard' for Le Soir, 'Furette' in Bimbo. From 1948, Dineur cooperated with Héroïc Albums, where he created new stories with 'Tif et Tondu', as well as the series 'Ric Détective', 'Baron Louf' and 'Nant'. He also wrote the scenario of 'Attila' for Fernand Cheneval. In addition, he worked for Prenez-Moi (with 'Cap Joc') and Sans Blague. With his simple and readable style, Dineur is one of the pioneers of the Belgian comic.

Les Aventures de Tif, by F. Dineur

Last updated: 2006-12-20

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