Andre Franquin

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Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jan 5, 1997 (73)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jan 5, 1997 (73)

About

Belgian cartoonist most recognized for his comic strips, Gaston and Marsupilami, among others. In 1980, he won the Adamson Award for his contributions to the industry.

Before Fame

His parents saw his potential from an early age and enrolled him in classes at École Saint-Luc in 1943.

Trivia

In 1996, he was presented with the Special Prize for Outstanding Life’s Work at the Max & Moritz Prizes in Germany.

Family Life

He was raised in Etterbeek, Belgium.

Associated With

He and singer James Taylor both notoriously suffered from extreme depression.