Bel Ami, by René Detire
Bel Ami (France-Soir, 1952)

René Detire was an artist of horizontal comic strips for the French daily press. With scriptwriter Marc Andry, he made adaptations of the work of Guy de Maupassant for France-Soir, including stories like 'Bel Ami' (1952), 'Pierre et Jean' (1953), 'Une Vie' (1956), 'Mont-Oriol' (1957), 'Notre Coeur' (1958), and 'Fort Comme la Mort' (1961). In addition, they produced 'Réssurection' (1954), based on the work of Leon Tolstoy. He was furthermore editor-in-chief of the comics magazine O.K. in the second half of the 1940s.

Mont-Oriol, by René Detire
Mont-Oriol (France-Soir, 1957)

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