Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BELGIUM ~ Guust Flater - Andre Franquin ~

....Postcard nr 2 is from a well-loved comic character "Guust Flater" or  "Gaston Lagaffe"... by artist Andre Franquin... celebrating  60 years of hilarious disasters with newly released stamps... a bit about  Guust "the Blunder" o͜͡o... he is using his office space and work hours to put together crazy inventions, practice weird hobbies, take care of his numerous annoying pets (cat, mouse, goldfish, hedgehog, seagull??)... flirt with the cute secretary Mademoiselle Jeanne... has a prank war with a local police officer... play his Gaffophone, a monstrous homemade musical instrument, and of course, just find 1001 creative ways to avoid doing his job... Thanks a lot Johan!!【ツ】
"By Franquin" © Marsu 1996 - Editions DALIX - France

Gaston is a gag-a-day comic strip created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou. The series focuses on the everyday life of Gaston Lagaffe. Gaston is very popular in large parts of Europe (especially in Belgium and France) and has been translated into over a dozen languages, but except for a few pages by Fantagraphics in the early 1990s (as Gomer Goof), there is no published English translation. Since the 1980s Gaston has appeared on a wide variety of merchandise.

André Franquin (3 January 1924 – 5 January 1997) was an influential Belgian comics artist, whose best known creations are Gaston and Marsupilami. He also produced the Spirou et Fantasio comic strip from 1947 to 1969, a period seen by many as the series' golden age.

Guust Flater- Gaston Lagaffe 60 years
(Issued 30-01-2017)

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