Philippe Honoré (cartoonist)

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Philippe Honoré
Philippe Honoré, dessinateur de Charlie Hebdo (crop).jpg
Honoré in 2012
Born (1941-11-25)25 November 1941
Vichy, France
Died 7 January 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 73)
Paris, France
Area(s) Cartoonist
Pseudonym(s) Honoré
Signature of Philippe Honoré

Philippe Honoré (French: [ɔnɔʁe]; 25 November 1941 – 7 January 2015), known by the pen-name Honoré, was a French cartoonist[1] and a long-time staff member of Charlie Hebdo.

Honoré was among five cartoonists assassinated on 7 January 2015, during the shooting attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office.[2]


Born in Vichy, Honoré grew up in Pau. Honoré was a self-taught artist, getting published for the first time in 1957 in the regional newspaper Sud-Ouest.[3][4]

He worked as an industrial designer for the Société Nationale des Gaz du Sud-Ouest, a natural gas supplier.[3]

Honoré had a long career in newspaper and magazine cartoons, working with dozens of publications, including Sud-Ouest,[1] Libération,[1] Le Monde,[1][5] Les Inrockuptibles,[1] La Vie ouvrière,[5] Charlie Mensuel,[5] Le Matin,[5] and Expressen.[6] He illustrated many book covers, including the anniversary edition of Petit Larousse. His artwork was featured in a number of group exhibitions.[4]

He became a staff cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo in 1992. With its thick line (somewhat reminiscent of woodcuts),[4][7] and strong reliance on black-and-white, Honoré's style stood out from the other Charlie Hebdo cartoonists.[8]

The last cartoon tweeted by Charlie Hebdo minutes before the attack was an illustration by Honoré of the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, offering formal New Year's wishes.[9]

Honoré was critically wounded during the attack, and died in the hospital emergency room.[7]


Columbarium niche at Père Lachaise Cemetery
Graphic albums
Graphic novels
  • 1995 : Ouvert le jour et la nuit, textes de Rufus, Glénat, coll. « Carton noir », Paris, p. 48, ISBN 2-7234-1826-X.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Philippe Honoré, on
  2. ^ "Attentat contre " Charlie Hebdo " : Charb, Cabu, Wolinski et les autres, assassinés dans leur rédaction". Le Monde (in French). 
  3. ^ a b L. V., « Le dessinateur Honoré, de Pau à Charlie Hebdo » [archive], La République des Pyrénées, 9 janvier 2015 (in French).
  4. ^ a b c Arnaud Schwartz, « Honoré, la puissance du rire et le noir du trait » [archive], La Croix, 8 janvier 2015 (in French).
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Honoré, on Charlie Hebdo’s homepage.
  6. ^ Giertz, Elias (7 January 2015). "Tidigare medarbetare på Expressen offer". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Alverson, Brigid. "Cartoonist Philippe Honoré among ‘Charlie Hebdo’ victims," Comic Book Resources: Robot 6 (January 8, 2015).
  8. ^ Olivier Delcroix, « Philippe Honoré, l'honneur de la profession » [archive], Le Figaro, 8 janvier 2015.
  9. ^ Ray Sanchez; Ed Payne; Ashley Fantz (8 January 2015). "French cartoonists killed in Paris took a profane aim at the world". CNN. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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