Gat Perich international award winner 1998

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Georges Wolinski Tunisia, 28 June 1934 - Paris, 6 January 2015. He was a cartoonist and writer. He lived and worked in Paris.

He was one of the most famous French comedians. When he was twelve years old his family moved to France. He did not finish his architectural studies and in 1960 he started working for the satirical magazine Hara-Kiri where he began to make cartoons, illustrations and comic strips. His very personal style of drawings dealt with political issues using a corrosive and sometimes erotic humour.

From 1970 to 1981 he was editor of the weekly Charlie Hebdo. In 1977 he became cartoonist for the newspaper L'Humanité. He has also worked for various newspapers and magazines such as Libération, Charlie Mensual, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris-Match, L'Echo des Savanes and Le Journal du dimanche.

He was also a scriptwriter of five movies and three plays. In 1998 he entered the Larousse dictionary.

He has numerous compilation albums of drawings and comics, like the erotic adventures of the eccentric Paulette. In 2005 he received the Grand Prize of the 32nd Festival of Angoulême.

Wolinski was murdered during an assault on the editorial of Charlie Hebdo magazine in January 2015.