Space Odyssey, by René Brantonne
'2001: A Space Odyssey'. 

René Brantonne worked as an advertising artist and illustrator from the mid-1920s. Specializing in science fiction, Brantonne illustrated several covers for the Fleuve Noir Anticipation collection of Fiction magazine. From the early 1930s to 1978 he has also created hundreds of comics, which he did for several popular publishers.

In the 1940s, Brantonne illustrated various stories in the Grandes Aventures collection of Théophraste Renaudot publishers, such as 'L'Homme d'Acier', 'Robinson Crusoë', 'Buffalo Bill', etc. At the same time, he drew several pages of American comics that couldn't reach France because of the War at Moniales publishers. Brantonne also drew for Tarzan magazine, Les Belles Aventures, SEPIA and the magazines of the SAETL.

Story from Super Smash by Rene Brantonne
'Le Mystère de la Tour Parachute' (Super Smash #15, June 1964).

In the 1950s, Brantonne worked for several titles of Le Carquois publishers (Banko, Nagor, Banka, Junior Aventures, Junior Espionage, Praline). He also produced 'Alain Bombard' in Jocko et Poustiquet, 'Kid Justice' in Sans Peur, 'Vicocq' in Les Loups. From 1958, Brantonne illustrated numerous comic adaptations of films for the daily press, such as 'Les 55 Jours de Pékin' (based on the film '55 Days of Peking'), '20.000 Lieues sous Les Mers' (based on '20.000 Leagues Under The Sea') and '2001: L'Odyssée de l'Espace' (based on '2001: A Space Odyssey'). For these comics, he was often assisted by Pierre Leguen, Claude Pascal or his son, who used the pseudonym Jack de Brown.

over by René BrantonneCover by René Brantonne
Cover illustrations for 'Les Trois Pendus de la Tour Eiffel' and 'Y-a-t'il un Fantôme à L' Élysée', written by Jean d'Auffargis.

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