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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Gaston Lagaffe comes to the UK

This July, British publisher Cinebook will be adding another character to their huge line of English language European comic albums. Franquin's Gaston Lagaffe will be reprinted as Gomer Goof! 

The name change has caused some controversy already but there's a precedent because Fantagraphics used Gomer Goof when they translated some Gaston Lagaffe strips in the 1990s, so Cinebook are sticking with that. 

Gaston was created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist Andre Franquin for Spirou weekly. The lazy, accident-prone character has been hugely popular in Europe so let's hope British kids take to him too!

Gomer Goof Volume 1: Mind the Goof! will be published in July, in the European 48 page softback album format. Pre-orders are already available at Amazon.

See the Cinebook website for details of all the other Euro-comics in their line that are available from Waterstones and other bookshops:


Cole Burden said...

With reference to my last comment on your site, re: Bill and Boule - This has made my day!

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I'm looking forward to it too. I've always like Franquin's work.

Manic Man said...

not bad and yet another step in the right direction ^_^

Brad Brooks said...

This is excellent news!!!

Lew Stringer said...

I thought you'd be pleased, Brad. I remember you recommending Franquin's work to me back in 1990 when we were in Angoulrme.

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