Famous French Cartoonists

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Jean Giraud
(Artist)

Jean Giraud
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Birthdate: May 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Died: March 10, 2012

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Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist Known for Her Works 'Persepolis' and 'Chicken with Plums')

Marjane Satrapi
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Birthdate: November 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rasht, Iran

Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author, and film director. Satrapi achieved international recognition in the early-2000s after releasing her critically acclaimed graphic novels. She is best known for writing and directing an animated biographical drama film titled Persepolis, which received nominations at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globes.

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René Goscinny
(Cartoonist who created the Astérix comic book series)

René Goscinny
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Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: November 5, 1977
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 4 
Albert Uderzo
(Comic book artist)

Albert Uderzo
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Birthdate: April 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fismes, France
Died: March 24, 2020

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George du Maurier
(Writer, Illustrator)

George du Maurier
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Birthdate: March 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 6, 1896

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Charb
(Caricaturist)

Charb
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Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France
Died: January 7, 2015

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Honoré Daumier
(Former Painter renowned for his cartoons and drawings satirizing 19th-century French politics and society)

Honoré Daumier
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Birthdate: February 26, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: February 10, 1879

Honoré Daumier is best remembered for his satirical cartoons on the French society and politics. Born to a glazier father in Marseille, he later began studying art under Alexandre Lenoir and developed a love for sculptures, too. He later made a fortune, working on commissions of lithographs.

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Francoise Mouly
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Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Cabu
(Comic Strip Artist and Caricaturist)

Cabu
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Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Died: January 7, 2015

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Georges Wolinski
(Cartoonist)

Georges Wolinski
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Birthdate: June 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: January 7, 2015

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Coco
(Cartoonist)

Coco
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Birthdate: August 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Annemasse, France

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André François
(Cartoonist)

André François
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Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timişoara, Romania
Died: April 11, 2005

 13 
Roland Topor
(Illustrator)

Roland Topor
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Birthdate: January 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16, 1997

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Marc Caro
(Filmmaker)

Marc Caro
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Birthdate: April 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes, France

Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville
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Birthdate: September 13, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: March 17, 1847

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Philippe Honoré
(Cartoonist)

Philippe Honoré
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Birthdate: November 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vichy, France
Died: January 7, 2015

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Bruno Bianchi
(Animator)

Bruno Bianchi
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Birthdate: September 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: December 2, 2011

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Caran d'Ache
(Cartoonist)

Caran d'Ache
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Birthdate: November 6, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 25, 1909

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Paul Gavarni
(Illustrator)

Paul Gavarni
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Birthdate: January 13, 1804
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 24, 1866

 20 
André Gill
(Caricaturist)

André Gill
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Birthdate: October 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 1, 1885

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Henri Monnier
(Playwright, Caricaturist, Actor)

Henri Monnier
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Birthdate: June 7, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 3, 1877