The Ninth Art: Comic Books
The world of Franco-Belgian comics
Your favorite heroes from Franco-Belgian comic books are all here : Tintin and Snowy, Asterix and Obelix, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Billy and Buddy, Blacksad… alongside your favorite heroes are, of course, their compagnons : Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus, Getafix and Dogmatix, Jolly Jumper and so on!
We’ve all imagined ourselves living their many adventures: accompanying Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Dupondts on the moon, sing the Gallic village anthem with Cacofonix or thwart the plans of the Machiavellian Gargamel and Azrael alongside the Smurfs.
American comics and pop culture
While France and Belgium can claim to be the cradle of comics, another major genre has emerged at similar times on the other side of the Atlantic: American comics. Carried by DC Comics and Marvel and their teams of superheroes (Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, to name a few), they have been able to build a genre of their own. A genre that has since crossed borders! But American comics cannot be reduced to superheroes alone. In the purest tradition of comic strips, Garfield and Snoopy are also very good examples of American comics, and are an integral part of our website. Pop culture is not left out with global phenomena such as Star Wars or Harry Potter. Although initially from universes outside of comics (cinema or novels), these sagas have had such global success that derivative products of all kinds, including comics, have emerged!