About Bernard Linssen
Not much is known about the Belgian comic book artist Bernard Linssen. Coming from Jambes, near Namur, he presented his work to Jean Van Hamme in the early 1980s. This resulted in two short stories published in Tintin magazine and Super Tintin: 'Frère cerf' (script by Van Hamme, 1980) and 'Le Paradis Terrestre' (script by Crisse, 1981). He later drew the rather obscure comic book series 'Chroniques gorilles' ('Gorillakronieken'), which was scripted by Jean-Claude Smit-Le-Bénédicte. Two books were published by Himalaya (Loempia) in both French and Dutch language: 'La loi des séries' ('Apen in Antwerpen', 1990) and 'Les ombres du président' ('De gorilla’s van de president', 1991). The comic is set in an anthropomorphic world where all characters are apes. Yet in one scene, where the characters flee into the Antwerp Zoo there still happen to be regular animals in the zoo... Further whereabouts of Bernard Linssen are unknown.
Text (c) Lambiek