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Creating Ambiguity: André Franquin's Humorous Strips

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This chapter focuses on Belgian humorist Andr' Franquin, who became enormously popular in France with his strips Spirou et Fantasio and Gaston Lagaffe. While Hergé laid down the ground rules governing bandes dessinées, Franquin was the first to break them, particularly with regard to the hero. Franquin changed the hero's position and made it morally ambiguous, in contrast to Tintin, Mickey, Superman and Charlie Brown.  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780853239383; 9781846313530
Publication:Screech, Matthew, author; Masters of the Ninth Art : Bandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity; Liverpool University Press
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5142988298
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Other Titles: Part I The Bande Dessinée Classics
Chapter Two

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This chapter focuses on Belgian humorist Andr' Franquin, who became enormously popular in France with his strips Spirou et Fantasio and Gaston Lagaffe. While Hergé laid down the ground rules governing bandes dessinées, Franquin was the first to break them, particularly with regard to the hero. Franquin changed the hero's position and made it morally ambiguous, in contrast to Tintin, Mickey, Superman and Charlie Brown.

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