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Luz (cartoonist)

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Rénald Luzier

(1972-01-07) 7 January 1972 (age 47)
Tours, France

Rénald Luzier (born 7 January 1972 in Tours),[1] known by his pen name Luz, is a French cartoonist. He is a former contributor to the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and drew the cover of the first issue of the publication following the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting, an image of Muhammad holding a sign reading "Je suis Charlie" under the slogan "All is Forgiven".[2]

Luz has contributed to a number of publications including La Grosse Bertha, Les Inrockuptibles, Magic, Ferraille, L'Écho des Savanes, and Fluide Glacial. He was awarded the Prix Tournesol at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2003 for his work Cambouis, a collection of his own fanzine that was published by L'Association in 2002.

Luz narrowly missed becoming a victim of the Charlie Hebdo shooting (on his birthday) because he was late for work[3] and turned up just in time to see the perpetrators fleeing.[4]

Luz left Charlie Hebdo in October 2015.


  1. ^ "Luz". Comiclopedia. Lambiek. January 10, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Peralta, Eyder (13 January 2015). "'Charlie Hebdo' Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'". NPR. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  3. ^ Sam Webb (7 January 2015). "Charlie Hebdo cartoonist escaped slaughter because he overslept and was 30 minutes late". Mirror. UK. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Luz". Vice News (YouTube). 31 January 2015.

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