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January 11, 2005


Georges Bernier, 1929-2005

imageGeorges Bernier, an important figure in French satirical magazine publishing and occasional comics writer better known as Professeur Choron, passed away early yesterday after a battle with leukemia. He founded the magazines Hara Kiri, Charlie-Hebdo and La Mouise, vital homes of several important cartoonists from Fred to Philippe Vuillemin, with whom he collaborated. I may be wrong about his influence, as the obituaries I've read really challenge my French, but I have to respect anyone who launches a publishing effort by hoping for the result to be "stupid and malicious."
 
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