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May 25, 2017

Franco-Belgian/Ligne Claire

Valérian and Laureline: From French Comic Book to Hollywood Motion Picture

Valérian and Laureline Daugard, 1967-2010 Writer: Pierre Christin French director Luc Besson is soon to release a motion picture called “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets“, starring actors Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan. The source material for the film is a very famous French comic book series, “Valérian and Laureline” which has been

A quick overview of tobacco smoking in mainstream comic books – Japan, the US, and France/Belgium

In a peer-reviewed article entitled “Smoking in Movies: Impact on Adolescent Smoking” written by James D. Sargent MD (Adolsc Med 16 (2005) 345-370, there is a startling finding: “Adolescent never smokers who nominated a star who smoked on screen were 1.4 times more likely to take up smoking over the 4-year follow-up period, even after

“By Toutatis!”

The Historical Inaccuracy of Asterix Pilote Magazine, Hachette, 1959-2010 Writers: Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Review by DG Stewart, 18 March 2016 “Asterix” is a comic book series comprising 36 volumes published over almost 60 years. The title character’s adventures have sold more than 300 million comic books and been translated into many languages (including,