Edmond Ripoll

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Edmond Fernández Ripoll in 2010

Edmundo Fernández Ripoll, better known as Edmond (born 1938), is a Catalan comic book artist and illustrator, born in 1938 march in Barcelona.[1] His most famous creation was Jan Europa.[2]


The young Edmond works in a hardware store, selling T-shirt's by mail and as an assistant in an advertising agency till 1959 when is hired by Editorial Bruguera to adapt television characters as Rintintín, Bonanza, Daniel Boone or Bronco.[1] In the seventies also publishes romance stories in girls magazines like Celia, As de Corazones, Sissi, Sissi-gráfico o Sissi-juvenil and adaptations of books like Tom Sawyer and La capitana del Yucatán for Joyas Literarias Juveniles collection.[3]

Lately he works internationally for the British market (Adarés Anglians, How The West Was Won, The Handcuff Hotspurs, The Quest, Tyler the Tamer), French bande dessiné (Brigade Temporelle, Mike Nelson),[3] holandés (Elsje de Windt, Mimi, Meta de Bokesprong, Oberon),[1][4] Swedish market and even in Zaire.[3] In Spain, creates with the script of Víctor Mora Supernova [es] (Súper Mortadelo, 1973) and with Andreu Martín Fantasía S. A. (Tío Vivo, 1975) and Los Titanes (Super Sacarino and Super Ases).

In 1976 creates Eva Star for Can Can[3] and in April 1979, Jan Europa, his more popular series, to Mortadelo.[1]

Similar to Jan Europa is Doctor Impossible in 1984. His last creation was Fede y sus colegas, dramón urbano por entregas, scripted by Jaume Ribera for the TBO magazine of Ediciones B.[2]


Armando Matías Guiu wrote about this author

Edmond is a methodical, rhythmic, extremely correct cartoonist. Very cerebral. His style, photographic. When he draws a building, a situation, it is exactly as it exists in reality or as if there would be.[1]


Year Title Writer Publication
1967 Bonanza Vicente Palomares Tele Color (Editorial Bruguera)
1969 The Handcuff Hotspurs Smash! (IPC Magazines)
1971 Tyler the Tamer Smash! (IPC)
1972 Brigade Temporelle (Time Brigade) Claude J. Legrand Futura
1973 Supernova Víctor Mora Súper Mortadelo (Editorial Bruguera)
197- Los Titanes Andreu Martín Super Sacarino (Editorial Bruguera)
1978 Fantasía S.A. Andreu Martín Tío Vivo (Editorial Bruguera)
1979 Jan Europa Mortadelo y Super Mortadelo (Editorial Bruguera)
1983 Mimí Jana (Sarpe)
1983 Barracuda Jana (Sarpe)[5]
1984 Doctor Impossible Mortadelo
1986 Erika Chicas (Editorial Bruguera)
1986 Marga Armando Matías Guiu Chicas (Editorial Bruguera)
1988 Cinemateca TBO Víctor Mora y Jaume Ribera TBO (Ediciones B)
1988 ["Fede and his Colleagues," an urban drama in installments] Jaume Ribera TBO de Ediciones B.[2]
198- Supertrailers Super Mortadelo (Ediciones B)
198- Sindy Edmond Ripoll TBO (Editorial Bruguera)
198- La Tribu Edmond Ripoll TBO (Ediciones B)
1989 La vida crítica y la crítica de la vida Jaume Ribera, Edmond Ripoll TBO (Ediciones B)


  1. ^ a b c d e Edmond en Comic Story-7, encarte del séptimo número de Bruguelandia, Editorial Bruguera, Barcelona, 11/01/1982, p. 28 a 29.
  2. ^ a b c Esteba, Miquel (12/2008). Jan Europa. Las aventuras de una catalán por la nueva Europa en "Dolmen Europa" #1, Dolmen Editorial, pp. 93 a 94.
  3. ^ a b c d Guiu, Armando Matías en Comic Story-7, encarte del séptimo número de Bruguelandia, Editorial Bruguera, Barcelona, 11/01/1982, p. 30.
  4. ^ Cuadrado (2000), p. 407.
  5. ^ Guiral (11/2007), p. 150.


  • Cuadrado, Jesús (2000). Atlas español de la cultura popular: De la historieta y su uso 1873-2000, Madrid: Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez. 2 v. ISBN 84-89384-23-1.
  • Guiral, Antoni (November 2007). Los tebeos de nuestra infancia: La Escuela Bruguera (1964-1986). Colección Magnum nº 7. Barcelona: Ediciones El Jueves, S.A. ISBN 978-84-9741-589-7.

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