The French comic artist Guillaume Berteloot, who uses the pseudonym Hugdebert for his graphic work, grew up in Nantes. The son of an architect, he attended a drawing workshop and evening classes, and at the age of twenty drawing became his professional activity.

In the late 1980s and through the 1990s his speciality was adapting literary classics into erotic comics. His earliest productions, like the two-part Train de nuit (Night Train), were rather crude, but his style developed quickly, and by the time he produced La Maison Tellier and Un amour de Swann in 1995 the drawing and colour treatments were of a high quality.

In 2010 he joined a group of artists working for Éditions du Triomphe, and his recent work includes illustrations for stories about De Lattre de Tassigny, the Cadets of Saumur, and Pope Pius XII. He is also the author of an album, La guerre des tranchées (Trench Warfare), about the First World War, published in 2015. Berteloot has also worked in the advertising and communication fields, and is a regular contributor to La Vie Parisienne.

We are very grateful to our friend Gérard Coron for introducing us to the work of this artist.

Example illustration