Born in Ventimiglia, Fernando Fusco had a large production for the French and British market, working in varying genres like romance and western. He made his debut in 1948 with the series 'Jeff Cooper', which was published by Chiavari. During military service he worked for Il Vittorioso. Afterwards, in 1955, he moved to France, where he went to work for the Editions Mondiales. After some appearances in Hurrah!, he did comic adaptations of novels in Paris Journal Junior/Paris Jour. For the Intermonde agency, he adapted Victor Hugo's 'L'Homme qui Rit' under the pseudonym Rifer, as well as 'Cosmos an 2200, published in L'Union.
From 1958, he was present in L'Intrépide with 'Commado du Silence' (script by Georges Sandier), 'Pirates du Ciel', 'La Flèche Brisée' and the heroic-science series 'Scott Darnal'. The latter was later continued in Mireille. Also for Mireille, he created 'Magali', one of his few humorous works. From 1960, he contributed to La Sage and produced series like 'Aigle Noir', 'Bonanza' and 'Willie West'. He was also present in Lisette with 'Cendrine' (script by Cendrine Rochemond) and 'Espéranza' (script by Montaubert).
In addition, he worked for the British market through the Temple Art Agency, focusing mainly on romance stories. In 1970, he made a comeback in his native Italy, when he took on series like 'Lone Wolf' and 'I Due dell'Apocalisse' in Intrepido. From 1974, he joined Bonelli's team of artists that worked on 'Tex Willer'.