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bootjes
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The American comics are so different from the European. In Europe, France is the the place to be for comics. All great strip-creators are from France or Belgium.

Here are a few of my all time favourite. Series that I still read as an adult.
Do you know them in America?

Blueberry by Gireaud

Valerian by Mezieres

Corto Maltese by HUgo Pratt

Jeremiah by Hermann

(I had the links but Couldn't post them)

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How do they differ from American strips?
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The only American strips I know are hero-comics. If there is another kind, They are not easy to come by here.
If there is another kind, I would galdly kwnow about them.
The only Amrican strips besides super-spider-bat-man etc. are "the spirit" and "Pogo" which I both love.

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Hm. Are you talking about newspaper comics, or comic books?
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Don't know the difference realy.
Here they used ro come out in strip-magazines. (two pages each week). And later as an album.

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quote:
Originally posted by bootjes:
The only American strips I know are hero-comics.

There aren't many super-hero strips on the American comics page. Mostly it's gag-a-day strips and a the remaining soap opera strips.
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I like Asterix and Marsupilami. Have you read them? [Smile]
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The strips I know are almost all 44 pages albums (size A4 ), or if it's long 66 pages. They mostly are series of the same hero. each album an episode on its own.
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quote:
If there is another kind, They are not easy to come by here.
There is indeed another kind. [Smile] And Americans make a fairly huge distinction between comic strips -- the kind you find in newspapers -- and comic books and/or graphic novels, which are in a larger format.
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In terms of newspaper comics (such as Pogo), relatively few of them are actually hero themed. Personally, I think that Calvin and Hobbes is probably the best newspaper comic that's been published (and I include classic strips like Pogo, Krazy Kat, and early Peanuts when I say that). In googling around I'm not finding any kind of an online archive of them, but you can get a taste in this google books copy of Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995.
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Yes Astrix! We used to have all Aterix albums, before Cosciny (writer) died. After that the stories were repeating themselves.

marsupilami is a spin-off of "Robbedoes en kwabbernoot". (Spirou in French) We used to read all those albums too. Franquin was the original drawer (that's the right word???). Later done by others, not so good. The latest series are fine quality again. (done by Morvan en Munuera)

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Thanks for Calvin and Hobbes, a bit in Pogo style I see.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry_(comics)
the link to blueberry, see if this works

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www.coolfrenchcomics.com/valerian.htm

and Valerian

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Asterix and Tintin are my absolute favorite comics of all time. I grew up on European comics, and find it difficult to get into the American ones. I agree, bootjes, there is a big difference. [Smile]
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I feel duped by the thread title. I expected to see a person of ambiguous nationality shedding clothing. [Evil]
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bootjes
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And tintin. How could I forget? The inventor of the so called "clear line" style.

Scifibum: sorry. I will keep this in mind when I want to write about a social building upgrade project I was involved in, in a neigbourhood called the Nude.

http://www.wageningenbereikbaar.nl/Nude.php

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