Spot Morton, by Georges Mazure
Spot Morton

Georges Laurent Mazure was the brother of artist Alfred Mazure, the creator of 'Dick Bos', His work never reached the popularity of his brother's, but he still adequately mastered the art of comics and illustration. During his life, he often lived abroad, and therefore he has also drawn for several foreign clients. He worked for the Joop Geesink Filmproducties in the 1940s, where he did illustration work for the puppet film 'The Three Musketeers'.

Horre, Harm en Hella, by Geo
Horre, Harm en Hella

From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, he created various "beeldromans" (small comic books). He took over 'Spot Morton' from Ben Abas, and drew 15 episodes of this detective character, which was heavily criticized for its violence and immorality. He then made 'Maja knapt het wel op' for publisher John Kappee and a series of six 'Dolf Staal' beeldromans for the grocer's chain De Spar.

Myra van Dijk, by Geo
Myra van Dijk

After the War, Mazure had also started with making political cartoons for the daily Algemeen Handelsbad, as well as illustrations for magazines like Panorama, Margriet and the Belgian Humo. In the 1960s, he often worked for the Toonder Studios, where he signed most of his work with Geo. He illustrated several episodes of the newspaper strip 'Horre, Harm en Hella' with scripts by Andries Brandt, which appeared in De Telegraaf.

Jacqueline by Georges Mazure
Jacqueline (Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 30 July 1960)

He also created his own newspaper strip, about the female criminologist 'Myra van Dijk', whose adventures Geo wrote and drew for Het Vrije Volk. In 1960 and 1961 he also made the newspaper comic 'Jacqueline', that appeared in regional papers like Utrechts Dagblad.

Coup au Coeur, by Georges Mazure
Coup au Coeur (Ring in Rio, Robbedoes)

In the 1970s, Mazure was also present in the girls' magazine Tina, with 'Mignon' (1972-1974) and 'Paula' (1974-1975). Georges Mazure spent the final years of his life in France. In 1978, he made 'Sahara' for Spirou, the Belgian magazine for which he had previously drawn 'Coup au Coeur' (1968) with a script by Albert Despréchins.

Paula by Georges Mazure
Paula (Tina, 1975)

In addition, Mazure filled an editorial section about etymology in regional newspapers, illustrated covers for (detective) novels and wrote radio plays for the AVRO.

Dolf Staal, by Georges Mazure
Dolf Staal

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