Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Jordi Bernet

Donald McIvers was born on June 14, 1944 in Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain. He is the son of Spanish comic book artist, Miguel Bernet.
He made his debut in comics at fifteen, continuing his father's humorous series Doña Urraca (Mrs. Magpie) after his death in 1960, under the pseudonym "Jordi Bernet". While this could support his family, it did not satisfy his artistic ambitions that were inspired by artists such as Hal Foster, Alex Raymond and Milton Caniff. From 1962, Bernet developed a more realistic style, and took on smaller assignments from Italian and British publishers, until he started illustrating for the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou in 1965. He drew the series Dan Lacombe with his uncle Miguel Cussó as writer, and created a similar series Paul Foran with writer José Larraz, but due to disagreements over editing decisions by Dupuis, Bernet ended the relationship with Spirou.[2] Turning to the German market, in the 1970s he collaborated with Cussó to create Wat 69, a sexy and humouristic heroine for the magazine Pip, and Andrax, a science fiction series for Primo, which both became successful in Germany.
Jordi appeared in the 1994 futuristic Euro-western “Atolladero” in a cameo role as a cowboy.
Today we celebrate Jordi Bernet’s 70th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Also a frequent illustrator for the recent Jonah Hex series for DC Comics.