|born on||24 June 1928 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )|
|Place||St.Gilles, Belgium, 50n49, 4e20|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||02°46' 28°28 Asc. 23°27'|
Belgian comics writer, and was editor-in-chief of Spirou magazine between 1955 and 1968 during a period considered by many the golden age of Franco-Belgian comics. He is credited with several creative contributions, among these his collaborations with Peyo on The Smurfs, with René Follet on Steve Severin (1/2) and André Franquin with the creation of Gaston Lagaffe and the co-authorship of Idées noires.
He died on 5 March 2007.
André Dekoster quoted birth registry, email Oct. 2013. For place of birth, he listed St. Gilles (Gard), France, but this seems questionable.
- Vocation : Art : Cartoonist