This background causes him to follow in his father’s footsteps, although he cultivates weird humour and funny caricatures.
Having obtained a degree in drawing, he takes courses at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris, then at the École des Arts Appliqués, and illustrates his own KOLOSSAL EKATOMB (1979).
From 1983 to 1990 he works in advertising – without much enthusiasm, but it keeps him fed. His career takes on a totally new direction when he gets his first stories published in FLUIDE GLACIAL of which he quickly becomes the pillar. With scripts by Sauger, the evil witch Radada soon takes over the whole monthly and also appears in books at Éditions Audie as of 1994.
He meets Emmanuel Larcenet and creates Onc’ Donald with him, offering a quite exceptional view of the famous Disney ducks.
His self-caricature, in regular demand to liven up the margins of FLUIDE GLACIAL, stars in a hilarious book about what goes on behind the scenes of the comic strip industry (La Vie des Festivals, Fluide Glacial, 2000). With his partner Larcenet, Gaudelette is the master of the modern private joke, and his friends would give anything to be the object of his caricatures.
Even animals are an inspiration to his deceptive kindness, provided they are anything but ordinary: having produced adventures of pterosaurs, lacertilians and other warthogs getting into all sorts of mischief, it can hardly be surprising that, working with Larcenet for the scripts, he should turn to the description of the daily life of the inhabitants of a quite peculiar zoo in “Pedro le Coati”, for Éditions Dupuis.
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