Antoine de Saint-Exupery, by Claude Laverdure

Claude Laverdure studied graphic arts, as well as advertising. He began his illustration career in the advertising field in 1965. Later on, he worked as a designer at the publishing house Wesmael-Charlier. In 1974, he became an independent artist and assisted Eduard Aidans on his comics. From 1979, he did the backgrounds and lettering of the first four 'Tony Stark' albums. He also briefly assisted Chris Lamquet. With Lamquet, he created '150 Ans d'Avatars de la Province de Namur', a comic of the birth of Belgian independence (1831).

In 1982, he drew 'Les Aventures du Baron Prosit', scripted by Lamquet, in Spirou, as well as the album 'La Mémoire Albinos'. In 1987, he created three 'Chroniques de l'Impossible' for Dargaud. A year later, he adapted 'Fantômas' to comics for the publishing house Lefrancq. In 1993, he adapted Jules Verne's 'Le Voyage au Centre de la Terre' at the same publishing house. Along with biographer Philippe Durant, Laverdure made a comics biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of 'Le Petit Prince'.

Chroniques, by Claude Laverdure

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