Following in the footsteps of his fater, Miguel Bernet (aka Jorge), he began penning the elder Bernet's series Doña Urraca when he was only 15. For two years, he continued with the humorous strip, but yearned for something a bit more substantial. By 1962, he had begun to develop a more realistic style and began working for foreign publications, including a few in the US.
It was when he succeeded Alex Toth in 1982 as chief artist for the Spanish Creepy magazine that his realism would begin to get its widest audience. Indeed a series of disagreements with his French publishers caused him both to focus mainly on the Spanish and Italian markets, and to concetrate on the character that had given him fame in the early 80s. By 1992 he had started the magazine Luca Torelli es Torpedo to better feature that character.
All the while, he has contributed to hundreds of different books, mostly in European markets.
While Torpedo is a character that remains important to his body of current work, his chief ambition seems to be the furtherance of the school of "expressive realism", of which he is one of the modern masters. His general working pattern of allowing specialist "scenic artists" to tackle his backgrounds is one of his particular hallmarks, with the result being expansive vistas that serve his foregrounded characters in an almost filmic way.
Date of Birth: June 14, 1944 Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain