Dupleix aux Indes, by Georges Omry
Dupleix aux Indes (Belles Images, 28 August 1913)

Georges Omry was one of the early French comic artists. While attending the School of Fine Arts in Paris, he worked at a bank from 1895. Omry's first published drawing appeared in L'Autocycle Illustré in 1897, prior to the start of his collaborations with Le Pêle-Mêle (1899) and Le Bon Vivant (1900). Following his military service, he drew numerous stories for publisher Arthème Fayard, in various genres. His earliest work for the publisher appeared in La Jeunesse Illustrée.

Dupleix aux Indes, by Georges Omry
Dupleix aux Indes (Belles Images, 28 August 1913)

Omry created humorous and poetic stories, but mostly historical adventure comics under the caption 'Histoire de France' in Les Belles Images between 1904 and 1914. He additionally drew 'La Reine des Corsaires' and 'Les Aventures et Exploits du Comte de Chavagnac'. Georges Omry died during the first days of World War I, according to Claude Moliterni's book 'Histoire Mondiale de la Bande Dessinée'. In a 1916 issue of Diabolo Journal, Omry's 'Une Tragédie Royale' was posthumously printed.

Une Tragédie Royale in Diabolo Journal, by Georges Omry

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