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By Jove! Nobody knows Franquin around here?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Alexander, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander pfm Member

    I just tried to find english translations of comics by Andre Franquin and couldn't find any. You don't know what you've been missing. He made stuff like this http://noscope.com/photostream/albums/various/Sorte-Sider.jpg

    this [​IMG]

    and this

    http://monsu.desiderio.free.fr/case/zorglub.html

    If anyone is interested in european comics, my knowledge is outdated but I should be able to provide some entrypoints, both in the area of graphism and storytelling.

    I checked some big names.
    - Pratt(EDIT: only a few old translations)
    - Bilal(EDIT: found some on amazon) and
    - Moebius (some older translations)
    - Bourgeon(nothing)
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander pfm Member

    'By Jove' is the kind of expression I've only encountered in comics. Edgar Jacobs started making stories after the war with very british heroes. 'La Marque Jaune' exists in english translation, and it largely plays in London.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

    I do.

    I have the 'Idées Noires' - pretty grim stuff, but good.

    As you probably know, he wrote it while dealing with depression.

    Explains a lot.
     
  4. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Franquin in English!?! Rhôôndidjiou!

    (my daughter adores Gaston Lagaffe so we have quite a few of those around, but I was more a Gotlib follower)
     
  5. Markus S

    Markus S 41 - 29

    BIG Franquin fan here. I have Gaston Lagaffe complete, Idées Noires 1 and 2 of course, Spirou, Marsupilami ...

    I like the Ecole Belge in general, Valérian, and loads of other stuff.
     
  6. Alexander

    Alexander pfm Member

    Okay guys, that means you're all either not british, or expats :)

    Franquin had his depression right after Idees Noires. It's indeed tempting to draw symptom/cause inferencerenses here. A very heavy depression it was, he had to learn a lot of things anew afterwards.
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander pfm Member

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