Born in Ventimiglia, Fernando Fusco had a large production for the French and British market, working in varying genres like romance and western. He made his debut in 1948 with the series 'Jeff Cooper', that was published by Chiavari. During his military service he worked for Il Vittorioso. Afterwards, in 1955, he moved to France, where he went to work for the Editions Mondiales. After some appearances in Hurrah!, he made comic adaptations of novels in Paris Journal Junior/Paris Jour. For the Intermonde agency, he adapted Victor Hugo's 'L'Homme qui Rit' under the pseudonym Rifer, as well as 'Cosmos An 2200', that was written by Claude Vaincourt and published in L'Union.
From 1958, he was present in L'Intrépide with 'Commado du Silence', 'Pirates du Ciel', 'La Flèche Brisée' and the heroic-science series 'Scott Darnal'. The latter was later continued in Mireille. Also for Mireille, he created 'Magali', one of his few humorous works. From 1960, he contributed to La Sage and produced series like 'Aigle Noir', 'Bonanza' and 'Willie West'. He was also present in Lisette with 'Cendrine' (script by Cendrine Rochemond) and 'Espéranza' (script by Montaubert).
In 1970, he made a comeback in his native Italy, and started series like 'Lone Wolf' and 'I Due dell'Apocalisse' . From 1973, he was part of Bonelli's team of artists that worked on 'Tex Willer' stories.