One of Europe's most successful comic creators would now have celebrated his 100th birthday: Maurice De Bevere, better known by his pen name "Morris". He is the creator of Lucky Luke, probably the most famous European comic character alongside Asterix and Tintin.
In September 1951, the number one edition of "Micky Maus Magazin“ appeared in Germany. The first real comic magazine on the black-and-white dominated print magazine market hit like a colourful bomb. But Walt Disney´s small cartoon company had already hit off in 1923.
The creator of one of the world's best-known comic series would now have turned 100: Charles M. Schulz, the father of "Peanuts." His illustrated stories about a handful of children and an unusual dog, which first appeared over 70 years ago, are still among the most valuable brands in pop culture.
Carl Barks was one of the great artists of the 20th century was born. You don't know this name? Well, so did many of his biggest fans for a long time. In his active days, he was known only as the anonymous "good artist" in the Disney team of comic authors.
He would have been one hundred years old now: Gustl Bayrhammer, the great Bavarian actor, the one and only "Meister Eder". Bayrhammer never really liked to be pigeonholed into a role. But the fact that generations of children still know and love him as "Meister Eder" - that would certainly have pleased him.
They are yellow, ugly, chaotic - and incredibly popular: in 1989, "The Simpsons" appeared for the first time on US television. 33 seasons and over 700 episodes later, the series is the most long-lived and successful in the United States. And a billion-dollar business worldwide, backed by the full range of IP protection rights.
By Toutatis! A real European cultural asset celebrated its 60th birthday, and the whole of Gaul joined in. The whole of Gaul? Yes, indeed! And many more. On 29 October 1959, Asterix the Gaul had his very first appearance in the pilot edition of the French youth magazine “Pilote”.
Billions of billious blue blistering barnacles! Can it really be true that Titin and Snowy are already THAT old? That's how it is: On January 10, 1929, the magazine "Le Petit Vingtième" published the first episode of "Tintin", probably the most influential European comic strip.
Last updated: 17 November 2023