Ivanhoe, by Rali

Raoul Livain, who signs with Rali, was one of the first local artists working for the Belgian comics magazine Bravo!. He was hired by editor Jean Dratz in 1942 when the American comics had to be replaced during the war. He was the author of a comic adaptation of Stanislas André Steeman's 'Monsieur Wens', and of 'Morgana'. After the Liberation, he teamed up with Tenas, with whom he founded an art studios, that also employed famous names like Tibet and André Paul Duchateau.

Monsieur Wens, by Rali

The studios produced several new stories for Bravo! to succeed the original local production by Laudy, Jacobs, Vandersteen and Sirius. These stories included 'Cyprien Bravo', 'Phill Blue-Eyes' and 'Capitaine Hardell', among others. Rali and Tenas, accompanied by Duchateau, also made 'Le Triangle de Feu' for Spirou magazine in 1952. The studios subsequently collaborated to the launch of the Belgian Disney studios, that produced comics and illustrations for Le Journal de Mickey.

Mr Wens, by Rali

Last updated: 2013-11-24

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