Illustration for La Baïonette, by Georges Delaw (1917)

Georges Delau, who signed with Delaw, was born in Sedan and grew up in the Ardens, and was a painter, artist, decorator and illustrator. After debuting in La Vie Drôle in 1893, he illustrated for Le Rire, Le Pêle-Mêle, Polichinelle, Le Bon Vivant, Le Figaro Illustré, Fantasio, Je Sais Tout, La Semaine de Suzette and Le Matin. During World War I, when he was mobilized, he was one of the main contributors to La Grande Guerre and La Baïonnette. After the War, his signature appeared in L'Almanach Vermot, Benjamin and L'Image.

Petite Histoire, from La Semaine de Suzette, by Georges Delaw (18 April, 1907)

He created his best known comics work for Qui Lit Rit between 1905 and 1907, in a style close to Caran d'Ache's. He also made comics for Guignol from 1919 to 1921. His most important comics work is the album 'Les Mille et un Tours de Placide Serprolet'. He also illustrated books, like 'Chansons de Jeu et Rondes Enfantines'. He was a writer for the Théâtre de Guignol, set up by Charles Genty. As a painter, he was inspired by nature and folklore. Georges Delau died in Paris in 1929.

from Le Rire, by Georges Delaw

Cover for La Baïonette, by Georges Delaw (1917)

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