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Ylipe Gender: M
Philippe Jean Labarthe
born on 9 January 1936 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Caudéran, France, 44n51, 0w37
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°49' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 22°24'


French humorist, artist, and writer.

He studied Fine Arts in Bordeaux before moving to Paris to work as a cartoonist, painter and aphorist. He signed his cartoons φlipe, using the Greek letter phi (φ) in place of the first three letters of his forename. Maurice Nadeau misread the Greek φ as a Latin y and the name Ylipe stuck.

In the 1960s he contributed to Arts, L'Express, and Lettres nouvelles, and signed the Manifesto of the 121 opposing the use of torture during the Algerian War. He later exhibited paintings in New York and Paris under his own name, with backing from Eugène Ionesco and Jacques Prévert.

In 2000, a back injury prevented him painting and he returned to writing aphorisms. His writing and painting often exhibit black humour; Dominique Noguez described him as a "sparkling misanthrope" (French: misanthrope étincelant). He died on 8 March 2003 of lung cancer, having refused medical treatment.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'y-z' pdf file, p. 3.


  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor