Gaston patins à piles Planche et Couverture by André Franquin - Comic Strip
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Gaston patins à piles Planche et Couverture

Comic Strip
1973
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Invention 19
Agenda
Gaston 19 édition 40ème anniversaire
Gaston et les piles Philips
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Gaston patins à piles Planche et Couverture du tome 19

Comment

En 1973, Franquin répond à la sollicitation de Philips pour créer des gags publicitaires. Celui-ci est le 2ème produit (numéro 2, dessiné dans une petite pile en bas à droite). A noter aussi la signature dynamique, caractéristique du Gaston de cette période.
La première case a servi de support à la couverture du tome 19 de Gaston qui a ré-exploité ce matériel et l'a ré-intégré à la collection officielle (en renommant les piles Philips en piles "bidules").
C'est un gag qui met en scène une des inventions de Gaston.
Adapté aussi en figurine.
Enfin, il y a d'autres incontournables qu'il me tenait à coeur de trouver: le fameux "M'enfin", un bout de la vie de la rédaction, une petite touche écolo portée par la vache au regard médusé.

Publications

  • Gaston - tome 19 - Gaston 19 Faites gaffe à Lagaffe (réédition Dupuis)
  • Dupuis
  • 2013-12-01
  • Page 20
  • Édition spéciale 40e anniversaire
  • Marsu Productions
  • 12/1999
  • Front cover
  • Gaston 17
  • Carlsen
  • 01/2010
  • Front cover

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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