De Rode Ridder - Doodbrenger (2008)
Claus D. Scholz began his career as a shop-window decorator in Wolfsburg, Germany. His true passion was comics however, and Scholz headed for Antwerp, Belgium, to join the Vandersteen studios in 1972. Vandersteen was not in need of anyone, so he went to work for Frank Sels. For seven years, he cooperated with Sels on the scenarios and inking of 'Silberpfeil', a series for the German market. From 1979, Scholz did some short stories and illustrations in Tintin, all in the western genre. He also did about 150 covers for Marvel Germany, as well as television and film satires for Kaputt, the German edition of Cracked magazine.
Between 1982 and 1984, he pencilled and inked about 30 'Bessy' stories for Vandersteen's studio in Antwerp. In addition, he was present in Robbedoes with 'James Leigh' in 1983. In 1989, he also did a 'James Leigh' story for Suske en Wiske Familiestripboek. Scholz did illustration work for the Zuid-Nederlandse Uitgeverij from 1985 to 1995. He cooperated with Hec Leemans as an inker on the series 'Bakelandt' from 1986, and produced some short stories for the Dutch girls' magazine Tina. Scholz took over 'De Rode Ridder' with writer Martin Lodewijk after the death of Karel Biddeloo in 2004.
De Rode Ridder - De Rode Kogge