5th of May – Cartoonist´s Day

Today is Cartoonist´s Day!!!

Two of my very favorite cartoonists are Albert Uderzo and Hergé, the first is the comic book artist and co-author of Asterix, the second is the creator of “The Adventures of Tintin“.

I did both these drawings a few days ago two honor these fabulous artists and hope they would find their approval.

 

Asterix

Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix, drawing inspired by the originals by Uderzo, May 2017 (watercolor and micron ink)

 

Tim und Struppi

Tintin and Snowy, drawing inspired by the originals by Hergé, May 2017 (watercolor and micron ink)

 

Although I read far more books than comics nowadays, I always come back to them, especially when I learn a new language, like French at the moment. I find that comic books are absolutely ideal for the first early stages in becoming acquainted with a foreign language and I can highly recommend it. What could irritate you at first though could be the different names: in German for example, Tintin is called Tim, and Snowy is Struppi whose name is the most beautiful in French I think: Milou.  Asterix and Obelix are the same but Dogmatix is Idefix like it is in French.

Do you still read comics? Which ones were your favorites?

 

And before I forget, I wanted to point out to another blogger and friend of mine who´s doing this lovely World Day theme on her blog for about a year now. Please visit Sarah´s blog “Travels with Choppy” – I promise you will love it! She´s absolutely funny and her pets are just adorable (and always included in her jokes and puns). 🙂

 

If you would like to join me in this venture, just publish your post with the tag maychallenge and pingback to my individual posts so that we can all see and enjoy your contribution!

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31 thoughts on “5th of May – Cartoonist´s Day

  1. I share your love of both. When my daughter visited Belgium on a school trip some nearly 10 years ago, she bought me a wonderful calendar of TinTin. We cut out each image and have them framed around the house. Astérix and Obélix also rule as far as I am concerned. There is a wonderful shop in Grenoble where I am often found nose pressed agains the glass. It is devoted to BD (Bande Desinee) or cartoons and chief amongst them are TinTin and Astérix. I crave the little figures in the window. And I agree, incidentally that Milou is by far the nicest name for Snowy xxxx

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    • Ooh! I love what you did with that calendar of TinTin! I think I would have done the same 🙂
      I very much hope you do not only press your nose against the window from this shop but enter it from time to time too 😉 But it is a lovely image in my head that you have created with your words and reminds me very much of what I did when I was a kid – pressing my nose against shop windows was a favorite past-time of mine 😉 Too sad that with all the shopping malls this is something that will get lost rather sooner than later…
      By the way, I love the French term “Bande desinee” it´s sounds a lot more sophisticated and respectful somehow 🙂 But when I came across the abbreviation “BD” for the first time in my French class, I was a little bit puzzled because it sounded much like “Bidet”!!! 😀
      And now that you´ve said it, I think it´s time to try if I can make some Asterixes and Obelixes out of clay! Have a beautiful weekend! xxxxxxx

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      • Oooh …. I hope you will share them when they are done! By the way just pronounce it the French way Bay Day and it is less porcelain private 😉 And yes, I do go into the shop from time to time …. they have a little bar at the back which is just the place to take a sneaky glass or a good girls cup of coffee and sit with The Bean and flick through a book or two. The French are very respectful of the BD so the sophisticated monicker is very appropriate xxxx

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      • Oh, I certainly will do that – given I manage to form them in the first place 😉 I think I will have to start quite big to get all the details right and then slowly work down the scale.
        That shop sounds lovely! Reading a good BD 😉 and drinking coffee – just as good as eating cake and watching the X-files 😉 Have a wonderful Sunday! xxxxxxxxx

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  2. Excellent drawings. Asterix and Tintin are two of my favourites as well. Tintin I read as a little boy, Asterix not until my early teen years. I even used to have a shirt that said “GAUL” on it . 🙂 You have excellent taste in reading material. 🙂

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  3. I’m obviously flying in the wrong circles. Have not heard of them but like your drawings. I don’t know that I’ve read comics in the last couple of decades but enjoy the acerbic sayings of Maxine. She is oddly drawn by a man!

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    • Thanks so much, Marlene! And I think these comics are much more known of in Europe so don´t worry 🙂
      I haven’t known of Maxine until now and just googled her – what a cracker! She´s hilarious! Thanks for pointing her out to me!
      Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. This is great Sarah! Love your creation:) I also love the tip you’ve shared…to read comics when one is learning a new language. Very helpful!
    Asterix & Obelix is my favourite comic and it takes me back to such a simpler time, my childhood. I still read it sometimes and it gives me the same happiness. So much respect for Goscinny & Uderzo

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    • Thank you so much, Divya! 🙂
      I´m glad you might be picking up on that tip, it has been very helpful to me 🙂 And after the comic book reading I can always recommend starting with young adult books you already know, like Harry Potter for instance 😉 That way you won´t be frightened if there are words you don´t understand as you already know what happens and can go on reading without looking everything up.
      It´s lovely that reading and admiring the adventures of Asterix & Obelix are another thing we have in common! 🙂 xoxo ❤

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    • Thank you so much, Terry! 🙂
      I really think it would do you good to start reading them again – it´s like wrapping yourself in a lovely warm blanket of childhood memories. 🙂
      Have a lovely and happy day, my friend! 🙂

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  5. Lovely drawings Sarah. I adore Tin Tin!! I think my favourite cartoon of all time is Bill Waterson’s “Calvin and Hobbes”. I liked it before the boy-child was born, but afterwards, I kept seeing my little guy in Calvin’s antics. 🙂

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