Famous Cartoonists from France

List of notable or famous cartoonists from France, with bios and photos, including the top cartoonists born in France and even some popular cartoonists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French cartoonists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These cartoonists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known cartoonist from France is included when available.

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This historic cartoonists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French cartoonists of note?" and "Who are the most famous cartoonists from France?" These prominent cartoonists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French cartoonists.

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  • Albert Dubout
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    Albert Dubout (15 May 1905 – 27 June 1976) was a French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor.
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1905-1976)
    • Birthplace: Marseille, France
  • Alberto Aleandro Uderzo (French pronunciation: ​[albɛʁ ydɛʁzo]; Italian: [uˈdɛrtso]; born 25 April 1927), known as Albert Uderzo, is a French comic book artist and scriptwriter. The son of Italian immigrants, he is best known for his work on the Astérix series and also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, also in collaboration with René Goscinny. Uderzo retired from drawing in September 2011.
    • Age: 95
    • Birthplace: Fismes, France
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a film and theater director and producer, an actor, a film editor, a comics writer, a musician and composer, a philosopher, a puppeteer, a mime, a psychologist and psychoanalyst, a draughtsman, a painter, a sculptor and a spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation".
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile
  • Benoît Peeters (French: [petɛʁs]; born 1956) is a French comics writer, novelist, and comics studies scholar.
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Christophe Arleston (born Christophe Pelinq, 14 August 1963) was born in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a French comics writer and editor. He has also worked as "Scotch Arleston".
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Claire Bretecher
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    Claire Bretecher

    Claire Bretécher is a French cartoonist, known particularly for her portrayals of women and gender issues. Her creations include the Frustrés, and the unimpressed teenager Agrippine.
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Nantes, France