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Derib (born Claude de Ribaupierre on August 8, 1944, in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland) is a Swiss francophone comics creator, one of the most famous in Europe, who started his professional career at Peyo’s studio. He is probably best known for his Western comics such as the children’s comic Yakari, and the more mature works Buddy Longway and Celui-qui-est-né-deux-fois (He-who-was-born-twice). He draws in both a realistic style, and a cartoon style (similar to other Franco-Belgian cartoonists, such as Peyo, Albert Uderzo etc. inspired by the Marcinelle style), with a fondness for drawing majestic landscapes of the American West. Many of his major works feature Sioux Native Americans in leading roles, and he has stated in interviews that he holds great admiration for the tribe.