Rene was a French cartoonist, illustrator of books and magazines and comic book writer. His drawings appeared in magazines and girl , Chrissy , The Epatant , The Little Illustrated , Ace , Bold! and Junior .His career as a cartoonist began in 1921-1921.
Over the years, his style end, fluid and dynamic asserts itself - in particular type of female characters, " Pin-ups before the letter ", which is very characteristic. It was at this time also he began his work as an illustrator of erotic literature fetish , including the novel Educator of Joan Spanking and the General Library and The Almanac of Humor.
After the war he began a series of comic books inspired by the great figures of the popular novel for Girl : Captain Sunder , The Companions of Jehu , Cinq-Mars and many others. In 1948 he left Paris to settle in Arcachon. He co-signed with Maurice Limat - another workaholic - comics Buffalo Bill in the fifties. He worked together with a dozen other houses more or less important (which Casterman ) while his signature also appeared in France-Soir.
He died struck by a heart attack in 1965.
I had a hard time sorting out art that belonged to a book, I have a feeling that the books Les Asservies de Slave Island and Cuir & Peau have the same artwork, but I could not find solid proove for this. The album various has art I could not connect to a book for sure, the album Cuir & Peau might have art in it that belongs to a different book.
Books illustrated by Giffey:
- La Cité de l'horreur (1933)
- L'Idole sanglante (1934)
- Rigorosa Disciplina (1987)
- Les Asservies de Slave Island (1935)
- Cuir & peau (1934)
- Éducatrice ou La Belle vengeance de Lord Howard (1934)