On the occasion of the donation to Beaux-Arts de Paris of 41 drawings by Georges Wolinski by his wife Maryse Wolinski, Humour ! represents the favorite themes of this renowned press cartoonist and comic book author. Introduction by Philippe Lançon, fellow traveler and friend of Georges Wolinski at Charlie Hebdo.
Georges Wolinski was born in Tunis in 1934 to a French-Italian mother and a Polish Jewish father who was murdered when he was two years old. He grew up with his grandparents who ran a pastry shop, and then with his mother who remarried in France. There he worked in his stepfather's knitting business, published his first drawings in Rustica in 1958, and sent his drawings to François Cavanna. In 1960, he joined Hara-Kiri, where he contributed to its monthly and weekly versions. A press cartoonist, author of comic strips, journalist and also a French actor on occasion, he collaborated to Action, Paris-Presse, Charlie Hebdo, La Gueule ouverte, L'Humanité, Le Nouvel Obs, Phosphore, Paris Match.
The editor-in-chief of Charlie Mensuel, President of the Prix de la bande dessinée du Point, he received the Grand Prix of the city of Angoulême for his entire work. He was a committed man, in Cuba where he was concerned with bringing school supplies to children, in the Secours populaire for which he drew for ten years. He also wrote about the Tunisian revolution in 2012. He died murdered in the attack against Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris.
It is in the newspaper Libération and in L'Évènement du jeudi that Philippe Lançon's immense taste for culture became clear. He wrote several columns there, one literary, one devoted to television Après coup, he launched the Portrait pages, and also a multitude of reviews. He also wrote about theater, interviews, museum visits and offered the public a reading of the world. A columnist for Charlie Hebdo, member of the "theater" tribune of the Masque et la Plume on France Inter, on January 7, 2015, he was in the offices of Charlie Hebdo at the time of the attack. He recounted these events three years later in a book published by Gallimard, Le Lambeau - Prix Femina 2018.
200 x 225 mm