My Alphabooks entry for this week is: F is for Fantômas
One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantômas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre’s death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers.
I drew this one after a book cover, I saw from one of the Fantômas novels “Messenger of Evil”, a cover which I really really liked and I don’t know who is the artist.