Prolific and innovative illustrator born in Russia. He
came to Paris in 1879 to enlist in the French army, and thereafter specialised in military scenes.
a pioneer of narrative structures in the comic strip and, above all,
in suggesting the pacing of narratives, over deliberate stretches
of time or in performances and events. He influenced such visual humorists
and H.M.Bateman, who learnt much from him about the slow release of a
narrative in frames where the readers have to use their eyes. Caran
D'Ache's provides the reader with the visual material to try and predict
events. His humour often lies in how he confounds the reader.