French gag cartoonist Moïse Depond, who used the pseudonym Mose, studied Fine Arts in Tours and published his first catoon in Regards in 1946. He specialized in dark humour and contributed to Bonjour Dimanche, L'Ecran Français, La Bataille, Oxygène, Le Rire and Le Progrès. He made posters, cabaret stage designs and many cartoons for television, such as 'Animose' and 'Le Paradis de l'Enfer'. His comic strips include 'Zano' for L'Indépendant de l'Aube and Roméo for Paris-Journal and several local papers. He was a teacher at the University of Kyoto from 1992.