Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gérard Vandenbroucke Dies at 71

Gérard Vandenbroucke in front of his caricature by Moine.

The International Salon of Editorial and Gag Cartoon of Saint Just le Martel yesterday announced the death of Gérard Vandenbroucke, its President and founder.

Gérard Vandenbroucke, president of the urban community of Limoges Métropole and vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, died Friday evening at the age of 71, after a long illness.

He devoted a huge part of his life to politics, his second family, after his wife and daughter.

In 1981, this former professor of litterature created the International Salon of Editorial and Gag Cartoon of Saint-Just-le-Martel, a suburb of Limoges.

In January 2015, after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, it was with tears in his eyes that he spoke of his murdered friends Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous.

Reconstitution of the office of Georges Wolinski offered by his wife Maryse.

Mayor of Saint-Just-le-Martel from 1989 to 2014, he also occupied, before and after, the office of municipal councilor with the same passion and availability.


"Memorial cartoons for Gérard" on

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