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Franquin - Zorglub by André Franquin - Illustration
1963 

Franquin - Zorglub

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This drawing by Franquin was published at the end of a "Spirou" story to make publicity for the magazine.

About André Franquin

André Franquin is undoubtedly the grandmaster of the so-called "School of Marcinelle", the group of artists that worked for the magazine Spirou during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. A true legend in the world of comics, Franquin earned countless fans, both for his series in general, as well as his dynamic, energetic and vivid drawing style. Between 1946 and 1969 he succeeded Jijé on Spirou's title character 'Spirou'. Franquin enriched the franchise by creating longer, more complex and ambitious narratives. He also introduced several characters still used by his successors, including the Count of Champignac, the Mayor of Champignac, Zorglub, Zantafio, Seccotine and one of the world's most strangest animals, the Marsupilami, who'd inspire a succesful spin-off series of its own. Franquin is unanimously regarded as the best artist 'Spirou' ever had. Above all he was a comedic genius. He crafted some of the funniest gag comics ever made, such as about the couple 'Modeste et Pompon' (1955-1959) and of course his signature series 'Gaston Lagaffe' (1957-1996), about the most incompetent office clerk who ever existed. In the dawn of his career, Franquin started drawing more adult comics as well, of which the nihilistic and satirical 'Idées Noires' (1977) is the most notorious and celebrated. Text (c) Lambiek

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Barttallica Magnifiek stuk!!
Mar 13, 2019 12:05 AM
Guillaume le genre de "petite" pièce que je raffole :o)
Jun 21, 2016 1:33 PM
Wolverine Bravo toi c'est superbe
Dec 24, 2015 1:43 PM
FDC Très sympa!
Mar 15, 2015 9:57 AM
Carbonnieux moi j'adore vraiment ce dessin !
Mar 3, 2015 5:01 PM
Gihach Illustration topissime !
Jan 21, 2015 12:05 PM
gabju la tête de zorglub, mort de rire.....très belle piéce
Jan 5, 2015 7:50 PM
Koikeski Splendide !
Jan 5, 2015 7:18 PM
CORNILLON superbe: en fait Zorglub veut dire: "PLFVGUZ..."
Jan 5, 2015 7:10 PM
Spirou Fabuleux ! Du Franquin de la meilleure veine. Merci de partager cette illustration sur 2DG.
Jan 5, 2015 1:09 PM
JCS une collection extraordinaire !
Jan 5, 2015 1:05 PM
bobfish01 Eviv bulgroz !
Jan 5, 2015 12:55 PM