Georges Pichard studied at l'École des Arts Appliqués in Paris. Later, he would return there as a teacher. He went into publishing, but in 1946 he switched to illustrating. He worked for various magazines, including Le Rire and Les Veillées des Chaumières, and made his comics debut in 1956 with 'Miss Mimi' in La Semaine de Suzette.
In 1964, he met writer Jacques Lob, with whom he created superhero parodies such as 'Ténébrax' (in Chouchou) and 'Submerman' (in Pilote), before entering the field in which he became famous - erotic comics.
The first of this genre was 'Blanche Épiphanie', which he created with Lob for V Magazine in 1967. This was followed by 'Ulysse' in Linus (1968).
In 1970, he created, together with writer George Wolinski, his most famous character: 'Paulette'. Many other round-breasted beauties followed her, like 'Caroline Choléra' (L'Écho des Savanes, 1976), 'Marie-Gabrielle' (Glénat, 1981) and 'Carmen' (Albin Michel, 1981).
Pichard's style is immediately recognizable: he draws tall, well-endowed women, whose starry eyes with excessive make-up give them a teutonian and gothic look. Apart from being a master of the erotic genre, Pichard also illustrated countless books and magazines.
Text (c) Lambiek