Marcel Gottlieb was born on July 14, 1934, in Paris and died on on December 4, 2016.
He was known professionally as Gotlib.
He was a French comics artist/writer and publisher.
He worked on his own and the magazines co-founded by him, L’Écho des savanes and Fluide Glacial, he was a key figure in the switch in French-language comics from their children’s entertainment roots to an adult tone and readership.
Gotlib’s series include La Rubrique-à-Brac, Gai-Luron, Superdupont, and Hamster Jovial.
Marcel Gotlieb was born to Jewish parents.
Gotlib’s father, Ervin, of Romanian origin, was a house painter and his mother, Regine, a seamstress of Hungarian descent.
During 1942 Gotlib’sfather was deported and died at Buchenwald after their building’s concierge obligingly helped policemen to find him, a scene which made a strong impression on young Marcel.
Gotlib’s mother sent him to hide for the rest of the war on a farm, where he was poorly treated.
Marcel Gottlieb passed away at 82 years old.