La Couronne Cachée by A & M. Tacq
La Couronne Cachée, with artwork credited to A. & M. Tacq

Adolphe Tacq was the older brother of comic artist Michel Tacq, the creator of the scouts comic 'La Patrouille des Castors' with writer Jean-Michel Charlier. Born in Uccle, he worked in the coal mines of Monceau-Fontaine after the war. He was then employed by a printing company, before joining his father's paint firm. When his brother MiTacq started making comics for Spirou through the World's Presse agency in Brussels, Adolphe became one of the agency's main colorists and letterers. By 1962, he became his brother's assistant on 'La Patrouille des Castors', since MiTacq's workload had increased with the launch of his new comic 'Jacques le Gall' in Pilote magazine. Adolphe Tacq participated as an inker and background artist in the albums 'Les Loups écarlates' (1964), 'Menace en Camargue' (1965), 'La Couronne cachée' (1965) and 'Le chaudron du diable' (1966). He continued to do the lettering until 'Passeport pour le néant' (1978). Adolphe Tacq eventually worked as a retoucher at the Van Cortenberg printing firm in Brussels and then at Éditions Dupuis in Charleroi. He devoted all his time to sculpting after his retirement.

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