Tartarin, by Le Riverend (Quantin)

L. Le Réverend, who signed his comics with Le Riverend, published his first humorous drawings in early 20th century magazines like La Vie en Culotte Rouge, Le Frou-Frou and La Gaieté Gauloise. He also contributed to the "Images" of the printing firm Quantin in Paris, in the style of the Images d'Épinal. He was a versatile contributor to Offenstadt's Fillette and Lili magazines. In Fillette, he drew 'Le Petit Ramoneur' in 1910 and the animal strip 'Chanteclairet à Paris' in 1912.

from Fillette, by L. Le Riverend (1912)

From 1915, he made the adventure series 'Yvette, la Fille des Roseaux'. He subsequently produced 'La Poupée aux Yeux de Jade' and the historical strip 'Par Ordre du Roi!' He then returned the melodramatic stories like 'Bastienne', 'La Petite Marquise', 'Cendrillonnette', 'La Bague de Rubis', 'Le Myosotis Merveilleux' and 'La Malheurs de Betty', up until the late 1920s.

Les Deux Génies, by L. Le Riverend (Lili, 1920)

In Lili, he drew the continuing stories 'Les Deux Génies' and 'Le Réveil des Fées' in 1920 and 1921. He was also a versatile artist of the magazine Cri-Cri, where he did the colored center pages. Under his own family name, he was present in L'Épatant with the historical comics 'Kérautret le Corsaire' (1926-27) and 'Cadet La Pointe' (1929-30).

Les Deux Génies, by L. Le Riverend (Lili, 1920)
from Fillette, by L. Le Riverend (1912)

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