Monday, 20 December 2010

Gaston Lagaffe on stamp

France Post officially issued the stamp features Gaston Lagaffe, comic icon which created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin. Gaston was hired - somewhat mysteriously - as an office junior at the offices of the Journal de Spirou (the real-life publication in which the strip appeared), having wandered in in a state of confusion. The strip usually focuses on his efforts to avoid doing any work, and indulge instead in hobbies or naps while all around him panic over deadlines.

Gaston Lagaffe goes by different names in various languages and countries.Since the 1980s Gaston has appeared on a wide variety of merchandise.Initially, Gaston was an irritating simpleton, but he developed a genial personality and sense of humour. Common sense however always eludes him, and he has an almost supernatural ability to create disasters ("gaffes").
In 2007, upon Gaston's 50th anniversary, Marsu Productions published Gaston 50, a new album with unpublished work.

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