Georges Tiret-Bognet was a French painter and author, and the illustrator of among others works by Jules Verne. Born in Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, he studied Fine Arts in Paris and lived in poverty in districts of Goutte-d'Or and Saint-Bernard. He made illustrated picture stories for prints of the Imagerie Quantin in Paris (a.o. 'Zidore l'Invisible') in the style of the Images d'Épinal around the turn of the century. The prints of Quantin mostly containted fairytales or educational stories.