Tenas (pseudonym of Louis Saintels) began his career in comics in 1947 with illustrations
published in "Le Moustique".
He worked for "Bravo"
on Cyprien Bravo and for "Spirou" on Le
Triangle de Feu [The Triangle of Fire]. He then joined the staff of "Le Journal de
Mickey" where he contributed numerous illustrations, Disney-based material,
a serial entitled Les Mystères de la Tour Eiffel
[The Mysteries of the Eiffel Tower] and
co-created Onkr with Jean Malac.