De zweetvoeten, by Hurey

After his artistic studies at the St. Lucas in Schaarbeek, Hugo de Reymaker worked at the Belvision studios from 1959 to 1960. He drew his first comics for Tintin/Kuifje under the pseudonyms Hugo and Fonske in the early 1960s. He illustrated several short stories, as well as the series 'Didi Soda' with scripts by Jacques Acar, Guy Mortier or Vicq.

Anakronis by Hurey
Anakronis, comic strip for Kuifje, signed Fonske

He was also present in Ons Volkske, with 'De Avonturen van Gerarke', 'De Bende van Black & Co', 'De Nieuwe Avonturen van Lancelot', and the gag series 'De Avonturen van Hippo en Theo'. Hurey cooperated on the magazine Pats from the first issue in 1962. He drew the series 'Bert en Bettie', 'Roy Blent' and 'De Brammetjes'. 

Hurey was also an associate of Marc Sleen during the 1960s. Sleen was notorious for always working without an assistant and this right from his debut in 1947 until 1992! But in 1961 he took a rare three month vacation while reprints of the three oldest 'Nero' stories, 'Het Geheim van Matsuoka' (1947), 'Het B-Gevaar' (1948) and 'Het Zeespook' (1949) appeared in the papers. Hurey redrew these three albums but otherwise had no creative input. Nothing was changed about the plot, not even the dated references to late 1940s politics. When Sleen returned from vacation he just continued drawing his series as usual and never hired Hurey, or anybody else for that matter, to redraw older 'Nero' stories. He also drew stories with the Marc Sleen characters 'De Lustige Kapoentjes' and 'Piet Fluwijn en Bolleke'.

He began working fulltime for publisher Het Volk and the magazine 't Kapoentje in 1967. There, he drew a modernized version of 'De Lustige Kapoentjes', as well as the series 'Jan Heibel en Piet Koning'. He also contributed the adventure series 'Ketje en Co' and the little Indian 'Pili-Pili' to newspaper Het Volk.

Jan Heibel, by Hurey

The cooperation between Hurey and Het Volk ended in 1976, probably because the sharp political comments he used in his comics weren't appreciated by the paper. By 1978 he worked as an artist for the short-lived advertising magazine Gagzette, for which he created comics like 'Pitche' and 'Pomme et Poire' under the pseudonym Amaie. In the 1980s, Hurey moved to Martinique, where he died in 2001.

Ketje en Co, by Hurey

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