JORDI BERNET. CHIARA, TORPEDO & CO

JORDI BERNET. CHIARA, TORPEDO & CO

Biography

Direct descendant of the most renowned  American school of black and white comics, one that includes artists of the caliber of Milton Caniff, Frank Robbins, Alex Toth and Joe Kubert, the Spaniard Jordi Bernet is the artist of international fame who in Italy had the chance  to deal with none other than Tex Willer. Exactly 20 years ago, in 1996, a special album of the legendary Bonelli ranger was released – it contained a long story written by Claudio Nizzi in which Bernet demonstrated his incredible versatility. With his snappy lines, dynamic and nervy, and his quintessential ink drawings,during the span of his career Bernet effectively leaped with resounding confidence from one genre to another, ranging from the thriller to the erotic, from fantasy to detective, from comedy to the already mentioned Western.  Particularly skilled in portraying the female figure, Bernet filled his drawings with supple and seductive girls who in some cases took on the roles of co-stars (as in “Torpedo 1936″ and in “Kraken”) and in many others that of co-protagonists or even fully-fledged protagonists  (“Sarvan”, “Light & Bold”, “Chiara di notte”). «The eroticism of Bernet was never of that morbid kind, typical of the classic erotic tradition», wrote Gianni Brunoro, «but rather a more cheerful eroticism, strongly spicy, but in keeping with his relationship with situations of a widely grotesque nature: stories, therefore, in which the sex performs the function of triggering the facts that then take place».

 

 

 

 

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