Petite anthologie du dessin politique
He was part of the team at Charlie Hebdo, all murdered during the attack on 7 January 2015. While he was not as famous as his colleagues Cabu or Wolinski, Philippe Honoré (1941-2015) was since 1992 one of the pillars of the magazine where he developed a very personal style, referring to linocuts and engravings on wood, with their dark blacks, their wide lines and a stencil-styled signature. He combined his technique with a wide culture and a very caustic sense of humour. As an example, regarding an oil spill in the Galapagos, where we can see Darwin with his hands in the oil, the legend says, “Well, here is the origin of the end of species… “ Honoré unwillingly disappeared with a very prophetic drawing in which we see Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, wishing everyone a Happy New Year and adding “And good health”!! We would have liked to learn more about the character and his itinerary, including his training as an industrial drawer.
Review published in the newsletter #431 - from 19 May 2016 to 25 May 2016