comic art by Kisler

Kisler was a member of the Asylüm art group from 1985. Other members of the group were Cromwell, Édith Grattery, Joe Ruffner, Arthur Qwak, Riff Reb's and Gilles Gonnort. The group worked on both animation and comics projects. Kisler cooperated in the group's artwork for the comic book adaptations of the animated series 'Les Mondes Engloutis' ('Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea'), of which four books were published by Casterman in 1985 and 1986. Around the same period, he teamed up with writer Ralph and created the cyberpunk comic 'Vixit - Tueur de Ville', which was published by Vents d'Ouest in 1988. In 1988 and 1989 he was present in the Glénat magazine Circus with a couple of short stories of 'MorMaudi'. Kisler has also produced artwork for Éditions Rackham, but he has been mostly active in the animation industry. He has worked for studios like Éclipse Programma and Pixi-Box.

There is some mystery around the real identity of Kisler. While his name was originally presented as a pseudonym, most sources list him as "Jean-Marc Kisler" nowadays (f.i. Bedetheque). Another source suggests that Kisler might be Bernard Kessler, who was co-creator of the animated series 'Robostory' (1985) with Michel Pillyser, and graphic designer on 'Les Mondes Engloutis'. IMDB also lists a Jean-Marc Kiesler who worked on the art department of the video game 'Red Steele 2' (2010).

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