Georges Bess

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Georges Bess
Born Georges Bessis
1947
Nationality French
Area(s) artist, writer
Pseudonym(s) Tideli, Nisseman
Notable works
Le Lama Blanc
Juan Solo
Péma Ling

Georges Bess (born 1947) is a comics artist and comic book creator, best known for his collaborations with Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Biography[edit]

Early in his career Bess moved to Sweden in 1970 where he lived for a period, illustrating for publications such as the Swedish Mad magazine sometimes under pseudonyms. During the period 1976 to 1988, Bess productively provided artwork for the serial publication The Phantom distributed by Scandinavian publishers of the popular periodical.

Leela et Krishna (2000) by Layla and Georges Bess.

Upon meeting Alexandro Jodorowsky in 1986, Bess began the Franco-Belgian comics phase of his career, and the two formed a productive partnership. Their collaboration began with the fairy tale-themed Les jumeaux magiques (The Magical Twins) for the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Mickey, published as album by Hachette.[1] Bess and Jodorowsky went on to publish a large body of work for publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés for more than a decade. Initially they produced the Tibetan series Lama Blanc, on a subject that had occupied Bess since earlier travels.[2] Their next collaboration was a revival of the series Anibal Cinq previously drawn by Manuel Moro in the 1960s, featuring an android secret agent.[1] Their final project was the violent outlaw series Juan Solo.

Leaving the creative partnership for the opportunity to pursue his own stories, Bess published Escondida in 1998, taking his work in new directions. In 1999 Bess joined Milo Manara and Claire Wendling to illustrate the second tome of Pierre Louÿs' erotic Aphrodite issued in three volumes.[1]

With his wife Layla Bess he created two albums titled Leela et Krishna in 2000 for publishing house Carabas, portraying ancient India.[2] In 2005, he started the series Pema Ling at publisher Dupuis, revisiting themes of Tibet, most recently the fifth volume Katouk le Tulpa in 2009.

Bess currently lives in the Balearic Islands.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Title Year Scenarist Editor
Les jumeaux magiques 1987 Alejandro Jodorowsky0 Hachette
Le Lama blanc
00Le premier pas 1988 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés0
00La seconde vue 1988 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés 0
00Les 3 oreilles 1989 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00La quatrième voix 1991 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00Main fermée, main ouverte 1992 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00Triangle d'eau, triangle de feu 1993 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
Anibal Cinq
00Dix femmes avant de mourir 1990 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00Chair d'Orchidée pour le Cyborg 1992 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
Juan Solo
00Fils de Flingue 1995 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00Les Chiens du pouvoir 1996 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00La Chair et la gale 1998 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
00Saint Salaud 1999 Alejandro Jodorowsky Les Humanoïdes Associés
Escondida 1998 Les Humanoïdes Associés
Aphrodite, Livre second 1999 from Pierre Louÿs Les Humanoïdes Associés
Leela et Krishna
00Tome 1 2000 Layla Bess Carabas
00Tome 2 2000 Layla Bess Carabas
Bobi 2004 Casterman
Chroniques aléatoires 2005 Casterman
Péma Ling
00De larmes et de sang 2005 Dupuis
00Les guerriers de l'éveil 2006 Dupuis
00Yamantaka, seigneur de la mort0 2007 Dupuis
00Naissance d'une légende 2008 Dupuis
00Katouk le Tulpa 2009 Dupuis

Sources[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b c Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Georges Bess". 
  2. ^ a b c Norma Comics. "Georges Bess" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. 

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