Writer: Pascal Thomas (1945- ) & Guy Pellaert
Artist: Guy Pellaert (1934- )
Pravda la Survireuse [Pravda the Overdriver] is a leather-clad, panther-bike-riding
amazon whose adventures take place in a Mad Max-like,
futuristic city, inhabited by degenerate people.
Pravda was initially serialized in the
magazine "Hara-Kiri" in 1967.
It was then collected as a graphic novel by publicher Eric Losfeld in 1968.
Pravda was designed to look like French
singer Francois Hardy;
Eric Losfeld had previously published Jean-Claude
Forest's Barbarella in 1964, and Philippe Druillet's
and Guy Pellaert's Jodelle (see below).
Jodelle (co-written with Pierre Bartier) was published by Losfeld in 1966. She was
designed after French singer Sylvie Vartan.
Jodelle was another liberated female heroine whose adventures took place in
a pseudo-futuristic Roman Empire & Pop Music universe.
FOR MORE JODELLE.
Guy Pellaert (1934- ) was born in Brussels
and studied at the Beaux-Arts. After working in advertising, he drew Jodelle in 1966, and Pravda
in 1967. In 1968, he produced a series of pop art-inspired photo-comics for "Hara-Kiri": The Game,
She and the Greenhairs (written by Roger
Wolfs) and a regular comics, Karachi! Pellaert then left comics to work in theater and television. In 1973, he produced Rock Dreams, a book collecting a series of paintings featuring
pop music artists.
Pascal Thomas (1945- ) was a film critic and journalist before directing his first feature film in 1972,
the hugely successful Les Zozos.
His films are often simple love stories, set against a nostalgic provincial background. His major successes
include Le Chaud Lapin (1974), Celles qu'on a pas eues (1981) and Pagaille (1991).
Pravda / Jodelle © 2001 Pellaert. All rights reserved.