(b. 4/12/1951, France) Fantasy is a very popular genre in comics. The style that Régis Loisel used for his famous 'La Quete de l'Oiseau du Temps' has become a standard for the European artists who work in this genre. Loisel made his debut in 1972 in the magazine Pieds Nickelés. His first album was 'Nocturnes' (1978), an anthology of his first fantasy stories.
Loisel worked for Métal Hurlant and Fluide Glacial. With Le Tendre, he created 'La Quete de l'Oiseau du Temps' in 1982, which first appeared in the magazine Charlie Mensuel. In 1990, he started his second popular serial, 'Peter Pan', which is a mix of the classical adventure story with a Dickens-like story of an orphan. Loisel also proved a versatile writer for other artists, namely Philippe Sternis ('Pyrénée'), Christine Oudot ('Les Fanfreluches') and Pierre Guilmard ('Les Farfelingues').