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Rubén Pellejero

Rubén Pellejero

Born in Badalona in Spain on 20 December 1952, Rubén Pellejero started a brilliant career as an illustrator in 1970 before turning to cartoons in 1983, for the magazine Cimoc.

After writing Historias de Barcelona alone, he teamed up with the Argentinian scriptwriter Jorge Zentner to illustrate Las Memorias de Monsieur Griffaton (1983), FM (1984) and two Dieter Lumpen adventures, one of which, Le Poignard d'Istamboul, would be revived by the minor Belgian publisher Magic-Strip in 1986, followed by FM and Les Mémoires de Monsieur Griffaton.

This first initiative opened the French market up to him and he could be found in the directory at Casterman following initial publications in A Suivre or Corto. At the same time, he was needed by Je Bouquine to illustrate a short detective story by Michel Grisolia (Menace dans la nuit, 1988) and the weekly magazine Fripounet published the illustrated adaptation of La Flûte enchantée, which he devised with Zentner.

A third episode of Dieter Lumpen was featured in A Suivre in 1993, followed by Le Silence de Malka (1996).

In 1999, Casterman published the anthology Blues et autres récits in color, as well as Tabou, written by Zentner.

For the Aire Libre collection at Dupuis, he illustrated a realistic and moving script by Denis Lapière (Un peu de fumée bleue, 2000), which marked a new stage in his work, strong and intimate at the same time and with remarkable graphic elegance.

He entered the Europe Comics catalog in 2016 thanks to two different series, The Summer of Irreverence, again with Lapière for Aire Libre, and Rain Wolf (Dargaud 2012).