Le Message de Fatima, by Manon Iessel (Bernadette, 1952)
Le Message de Fatima (Bernadette, 1952)

Manon Iessel was one of the early French female comic artists. Mainly a prolific illustrator of books since the 1930s, she also drew comics for La Semaine de Suzette and Bernadette ('La Petite Fille aux Lions', written by Henriette Robitaillie, 1954-1955). She was the artist of the comics series 'Capucine', that appeared in the monthly magazine of the same name in the 1960s.

Une Heroïne de 14 Ans (Ames Vaillantes #26, June 1958)
Une Heroïne de 14 Ans (Ames Vaillantes #26, 29/6/1958)

For Fleurus publishers, she illustrated several episodes of 'Belles Histoires et Belles Vies', as well as installments in the 'Farandole, Magazine des Grandes' series in Ames Vaillantes.

cover by Manon Iessel (1952)
Capucine, by Manon Iessel

Last updated: 2010-09-10

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