Born on September 3, 1938, in Besançon into a family of doctors, Calvi had collaborated with “France Soir” in the early 1970s, then with “Monde”, with “Journal du Dimanche”, and, until the 2000s, with ” Figaro” and “Figaro Magazine”.

Cartoonist Calvi
Cartoonist Calvi

Calvi had drawn in court during several trials, including that of Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief in Lyon during the Occupation, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1987, and Maurice Papon, who was sentenced in 1998 for complicity in crimes against humanity for his role in the deportation of Jews between 1942 and 1944.

An exhibition of his political drawings and caricatures was held at the National Assembly in 2004. The success of this exhibition led to its extension to the Palace of Versailles.



Calvi had also written and published a number of comic strips. Some featured Astrobald, the little extraterrestrial he had invented for France Evening, who poked fun at the flaws of 1970s French society.

His satirical comics on French presidents, such as Une Histoire de France du Clovis à Nicolas 1er, were also published.

Cartoonist Calvi Cause of Death: What Happened To Cartoonist Calvi?

Cartoonist Calvi died at the age of 83 from natural causes on Monday, April 12.

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