By our entertainment editors
22 Nov 2023 at 06:50
After a legal dispute with the daughter of Guust Flater creator and cartoonist André Franquin, the comic character’s new album will be available in stores from Wednesday. The album Flater Slaat Weer Toe is number 22 in the series.
The publication has caused a lot of commotion in recent years. Isabelle, the daughter of creator and cartoonist André Franquin, protested. Her father, who died in 1997, would not want his series to continue after his death. She was supported by friends and colleagues who knew Franquin.
After negotiations between Isabelle and Dupuis publishers, the daughter eventually agreed, on the condition that she could give her approval to the album. According to experts, the new album exudes exactly the atmosphere that Franquin intended for his antihero.
The new edition, which comes 66 years after the creation of Guust Flater, is drawn by Canadian comic artist Marc Delafontaine. The artist, better known as Delaf, previously said that he created the new comics “with respect for the perfectionism of master Franquin”.
The new album will be released on Wednesday in a circulation of 800,000 copies.
Image: Dupuis / Delaf
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