Le Cadet Soupetard
Olivier Berlion studied at the Émile Cohl art school in his birth city Lyon. By 1986 he was working as an illustrator for advertisements and for the publishing house Hachette. He was a cartoonist for Amis-Coop magazine from 1988 to 1990, before beginning a longtime assocation with comics writer Éric Corbeyran.
Their first collaboration was the charming children's series 'Le Cadet des Soupetard', that was published by Dargaud from 1993 to 2003. This was followed by the humorous series 'Sales Mioches' (Casterman, 1997-2005) the one shots 'Lie-de-vin' (Dargaud, 1999), 'Rosangella' (2007) and the diptych 'Garrigue' (Dargaud, 2008).
Histoires d'en Ville
Berlion became an allround author in 2000, when he started his graphic novel trilogy 'Histoires d'en Ville' at Glénat. He subsequently launched the thriller detective series 'Tony Corso' with Dargaud in 2004. He additionally worked with scriptwriter Tonino Benacquista on 'Coeur Tam-Tam' (2003) and 'La Commedia des Ratés' (2011) at the publishing house Dargaud, and with Elmore Leonard on 'Le Kid d'Oklahoma' (Casterman, 2012).
Le Kid d'Oklahoma
Although mainly working in a realistic drawing style nowadays, he created a new children's comic for Dargaud in 2011, called 'La Guerre des Boutons'. He has written the script of 'Dos à la mer' with Antonin Varenne for artist Olivier Thomas (Emmanuel Proust Editions, 2012) and realized the artwork of the ninth installment in Frank Giroud's 'Destins' project (Glénat, 2011).
La Commedia des Ratés