- Category : 1945-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (5,34,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 4
French satirical and political cartoonist, who joined Pilote magazine in 1972. Since 1993, he published cartoons in the Canard Enchaîné and signed them as Pétillon.
In addition to his editorial cartoons, he published a series of humorous adventures of his hero, Jack Palmer, a goofy private detective.
In 2001, he published L'Enquête Corse ("The Corsican Enquiry"), dealing with the "independentist" groups in Corsica. The album was a popular and critical success, with 300,000 printed in French plus 30,000 in Corsican. A movie of the same name, starring Jean Reno, was based on the book and released in 2004.
In 1989, he was awarded the Grand Prix de la ville at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. In 2002 he received the Grand prix de l'humour vache at the Salon international du dessin de presse et d'humour in Saint-Just-le-Martel.
René Pétillon died on 30 September 2018, aged 72, after a long illness.