Born in Zaragosa (Spain) in 1902, Regino Bernad moved to France in 1924 and eventually became a French citizen in 1957. He first worked as
an advertising artist, then in 1931 began contributing cartoons and illustrations to daily papers such as Le Rire, Frou-Frou, etc.
In 1951, Bernad drew the daily comic strip Balaoo for the daily newspaper "France-Soir". Balaoo was an adaptation of a novel by famous writer Gaston Leroux (Phantom of the Opera) about a murderous ape-man.
For 15 years, also for "France-Soir", Bernad drew the Cheri-Bibi daily strip, also based on a series of novels by Leroux, featuring the adventures of the eponymous convict. The Cheri-Bibi strip was written by Leroux's own son, G.-A. Leroux. It was very successful and, in its totality, comprised 4462 strips.
Bernad passed away in 1972.
by Leroux & Bernad
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Thanks to Alain Beyrand for Research Assist.