French illustrator and painter André Vallet was the first in a long line of authors to illustrate the series 'L'Espiègle Lili' ('Mischievous Lili'). The adventures of this dynamic little girl appeared in Fillette from 1909 and would run until 1998. Vallet made this series together with scenario writer Jo Valle (1865-1949) until 1923.
picture story from the Imagerie Quantin
Around the turn of the century, Vallet drew picture stories for the prints of Imagerie Quantin in Paris, in the tradition of the "Images d'Épinal". His artwork was also featured in Le Journal Comique and Sans Soucis.
Vallet worked as an illustrator for publisher Offenstadt, where he specialized in military and juvenile stories. In 1929 Vallet wrote 'Ninette et Cloclo' for René Giffey in Lili and in 1930 he worked with Jo Valle again on 'Le Bison Noir du Far West' for l'Intrepidé. His work was also featured in magazines like Le Journal Comique and Sans Soucis.
Vallet cover for Regiment (1918)