Kimon E. Marengo (1904-1988) was born in Zefta, Egypt. He was the son of Evangelos Marengo, a tradesman from Lemnos (Greece). During his stay in Egypt he was publishing the satirical magazine Maalesh, illustrating it himself and signing as “KEM”. He went to Paris in 1929 to study Political Science at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques. At the same time he was publishing sketches in several newspapers and journals (Le Petit Parisien, Le Canard Enchaîné, Daily Herald, Daily Telegraph). In 1939 he settled in London. He studied at Oxford, and during World War II he collaborated with the Foreign Office, drawing propaganda sketches, postcards and posters. He became a British citizen and lived in England for the rest of his life.