Gotlib and his iconic characters
Presenting some of Gotlib’s characters.
On 4 December last year, we lost a great comic book writer: Gotlib. The artist, known for his black humour, created characters such as Superdupont, Gai-Luron and La Coccinelle. Here’s a brief introduction to them.
The anti-hero, Superdupont
This character is a kind of anti-hero. He wears a beret, a vest, a cape and traditional Charentaise slippers. He eats endless amounts of Camembert cheese and his English is terrible. As you’ll have gathered, he’s kind of a chauvinistic, xenophobic Superman who embodies all of the stereotypes about French people!
A dog called Gai-Luron
reated in 1964, this somewhat apathetic but affectionate dog looks a bit like Droopy. He is white with a large black nose and a small pot belly. Despite his name (which roughly translates as “a bit of a lad” and so usually refers to someone who’s a lot of fun), he is often sad.
A sweet ladybird
Designed in 1968, La Coccinelle (The Ladybird) is a unique character because she often comments on what’s happening in a story or what other characters are saying. She’s an endearing, curious creature who appears in almost all of the writer’s books. Were you a big fan of Gotlib? Go on and read up on his comics. However, if you want to improve your French first, there are many ways to do so.
Eric - 28/02/2017