French cartoonist who became famous for his Astérix series. He was inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.
Prior to working as a cartoonist, he worked on his father's farm in France.
In 2005, he was inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame -- a hugely prestigious honor.
He was born in Fismes, France.
He and fellow cartoonist, Francoise Mouly, were both originally from France.