Born in Saint-Malo, Jérôme Lereculey studied fine arts in Rennes, where he co-founded the Atchoum association with Fagès, Le Saëc and Duval. He was an apprentice to Michel Plessix, Lucien Rollin and Patrice Pellerin, who learned the Breton artist the finer points of the comics profession. A fan of heroic-fantasy, he teamed up with writer Pierre Dubois to create 'Cairn - Le miroir des eaux' (Zenda, 1994), for which he got the Betty Boop prize for best heroic-fantasy album.
Arthur #7 - Peredur le naïf (2005)
He then a long collaboration with the publishing house Delcourt and writer David Chauvel. Their first work for this publisher was the detective comic 'Nuit Noire' in 1996-1997. Inspired by Gaul mythology, their next project was the 'Arthur' series, a comic book adaptation of King Arthur's life, from 1999 to 2006.
Then came the second installment in David Chauvel's 'Sept' series (2007), the children's comic 'Séraphin et les animaux de la forêt' (2008) and a new heroic fantasy series, 'Wollodrïn', in 2010. With Serge Le Tendre, he started 'Golias', a comic set in ancient Greece, for Lombard in 2012. Lereculey has additionally made the one shot comic 'Veillée funèbre' with Martine Muller done contributions to collective albums like 'Le Grimoire du petit peuple' and 'Francis Cabrel - Les beaux dessins' (both 2005).
Seraphin et les animaux de la forêt (2008)
He was also a member of Philippe Bonifay's Studio Jotim, which produced the comic book adaptation of Georges-Jean Arnaud's post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel series 'La Compagnie des Glaces' ('The Ice Company'), published in fifteen books at Dargaud between 2003 and 2009. Lereculey was responsible for the main characters and the trains, while the other members were Bonifay (scripts), Christian Rossi (roughs), Ann Boinet (documentation), Thierry Maurel (technical backgrounds), Juliette Derenne (backgrounds), Loïc Malnati (art), André Le Braz (secondary characters), Séraphine, Dominique Lidwine (covers), Jacques Terpant (additional art), Arnaud Quéré (trains), Pascale Sorin (editing), Siel and Etsumi Sato-Gabrion (coloring).