Tête Noire contre Merlan Frit (Capsule Cosmique #11, 2005)
Fascinated by comics his entire life, Hervé Tanquerelle studied at the School Émile Cohl in Lyon. There, he learned the finer points of the comics profession from Yves Got, whose work has had a big influence on Tanquerelle's style. His first claim to fame was 'La Ballade du Petit Pendu', that appeared at L'Association. During his collaboration on the Comix 2000 anthology, he met colorist Hubert Boulard.
Le Legs de l'Alchimiste
Boulard asked him to illustrate his script of 'Le Legs de l'Alchimiste' and Tanquerelle accepted. He then teamed up with Joann Sfar to illustrate the 'Professeur Bell' series, of which the first album appeared at Delcourt in June 2002. He subsequently developed the children's series 'Tête Noire' on his own.
La Ballade du Petit Pendu