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    Gerald Forton

    Person » Gerald Forton is credited in 68 issues.

    Comic Artist. He worked on many US comics in the late 1970s and early 80s. He was born in Belgium but is an American.

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    Gerald Forton last edited by Lafloche on 06/02/22 03:10AM View full history

    In 1950, Gérald Forton began with a few full stories in Camera 34. In 1951, he drew Jim Cartouche, based on a script by Alex Risène, then drew in Zorro Magazine and made a few short stories (22) in Bonnes soirées, as well as 9 great stories and various illustrations. In 1952, he entered Spirou by directing several stories (69) of Uncle Paul. In 1953, with Jean-Michel Charlier, he created Kim Devil (4 albums and two short stories). From 1955 to 1956, he illustrated Le garage bleu and the adventures of Alain Cardan in Risque-Tout. In 1959, he took over Jacques Flash in Vaillant. The same year, with Greg, he directed seven episodes of Tiger Joe in La Libre junior. In 1962, he created Captain Morgan in Spirou. The same year, he resumed drawing by Bob Morane, of which he produced 14 episodes for various publications. He also draws Grégory le Marin in Tintin. In 1963, he created Roch Rafal. In 1964, he created Cyril Sinclair. The same year, he took over Teddy Ted in Vaillant. In 1966, at the request of Edgar P. Jacobs, Gérald Forton sketched the first 18 pages of L'Affaire du collier, a new adventure by Blake and Mortimer, still scripted by Edgar P. Jacobs, but the latter would rework the boards before their publication in the Tintin newspaper, then will finish the album alone. From 1972 to 1974, he collaborated in Pemberton, with Sirius, in Pilote. In 1975, he created The Mysteries of the West in Pif Gadget. In 1976, he directed Yvain de Kanheric in Trio-Pieds Nickelés Magazine.
    In 1977, he drew Calamity Jane in Tintin. He also participates in the History of France collection in comic strips (3 stories). The same year, he resumed The Mysteries of the West in Télé-Junior and directed short stories of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Hulk or Submariner (free adaptations of Marvel superheroes), as well as stories by Thierry la Fronde. In 1978 and 1981, he produced two volumes for Éditions Loubatières in Toulouse, based on scenarios by Michel Roquebert: Aymeric et les Cathares10 and Aymeric à Montségur. He then left for the United States at DC Comics where he produced pages for Arak, Jonah Hex, Black Lightning, John Sable and Nexus, as well as inking for other series. In 1979, he illustrated Slim Jacket in Tac. In the 1980s, he collaborated with DC Comics, Eclipse Comics and First Comics on several comic book titles. Alongside his activity as a cartoonist, he began a career in Hollywood as a storyboarder for film, television and advertising. He participated in the storyboard of the film Prince Vaillant and Toy Story 1. In the early 2000s, living in California, he reconnected with the Franco-Belgian market, in particular by working for the Semic editions in small formats: he delivered a few covers, republished a few short western or science fiction stories, and launched the Galton & Trumbo series with Jean-Marc Lainé on the screenplay. At the same time, the Loup editions publish a certain number of his stories in albums in flexible format in black and white. From 2008, we witnessed among others: the publication of all the Alain Cardan books by the Coffre à BD; the edition of Teddy Ted in albums among others at Hibou; the reissue of Kim Devil by the son of Jean-Michel Charlier at Sangam editions; editing stories published in Zorro Magazine, Blue Garage and Captain Morgan; the album edition of Les Belles Histoires de l'Oncle Paul published by Petits Tirages; the edition of La Vache qui meditate. In 2013, he took over from his grandfather Louis Forton and produced a new album Les Pieds nickelés in collaboration with Julien Moca (March 2013, Apart editions). In 2016. Publication of the adventures of Ed Loin, The Tower of Babel by Alain Beaulet editions. In 2017, he joined Philippe Cottarel in a new Teddy Ted adventure, Teddy Ted 1899, more than forty years after the end of the series' publication in Pif Gadget.
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