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  Wikipedia: Gaston
Gaston Lagaffe (known by different names in translations, eg Guus; Viggo in Norwegian) is a fictional character invented by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin (1924 - 1997) for a humorous comic strip, Gaston.
Gaston appeared in strip form in Spirou magazine from (1957) to Franquin's death in 1997.
The Gaston character is an extremely popular pop culture icon in France, and since the 1980s appears on a wide variety of merchandise.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/g/ga/gaston.html   (133 words)

 Les peronnages présents dans les albums de Gaston
Translator, it is he who discovered(found) one of the Gaston's biggest craftiness, a day it consults a dictionary - puts into series BC - and discovers a pile of boxes: ox(beef) in frost(jelly) cannelloni, corned-beef, shrimps Gaston was condemned to restick in their coverages all the pages of dictionaries.
Gaston teaches her) to swim, she uses the tail of the cat as the diving board.
Gaston has not him(it) e, endu by this ear and began roaring " that living to him(her), one no jettrait not no in the water this poor small animal which has a glance so affectionate … " Gaston had not maybe twists: the lobster the help(assistant) has to classify the mail(courier).
webgaston.free.fr /en/persos.html   (1261 words)

 Gaston Lagaffe - Studio aventures
The stressed and nervous Fantasio who must supervise Gaston no longer corresponded to the entertaining Fantasio of Spirou and Fantasio, so he left the editorial and was replaced by Prunelle.
With all of Gaston’s catastrophies, when he hears the name « Dupuis Editions », he doesn’t even think : he just takes out the big equipment and rushes directly to the publishing house, to which he knows the way by heart.
Gaston grew up with this cactus in his aunt Hortense’s home, but when she became frightened of the size of the cactus, Gaston brought it to the office.
www.lilivaricelle.com /toons/gastonus.html   (1134 words)

 Bruno latour: POPARTICLES: Gaston, A Little Known Successor of Daedalus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gaston, more modestly, only redefines doors and invents (or reinvents) the cat-flap : "a practical little opening at the bottom of a door that lets cats come and go" as it says in the dictionary.
Gaston, who understands animal language, takes Prunelle's groanings for a sophisticted objection that he immediately counters with much good heartedness : "Come on, you can't be serious : the door's closed ; right or wrong ?" Closed to draughts and open to cats and seagulls.
Gaston insinuates himself into all the small existential fissures and tries multiple combinations until he finds one — almost at the cost of Prunelle's apoplexy — which pacifies everyone in the little circle he has assembled around himself.
www.ensmp.fr /PagePerso/CSI/Bruno_Latour/poparticles/poparticle/p052.html   (5243 words)

 André Franquin
In 1957 he created anti-hero Gaston as a joke.
Later Gaston strips sometimes included themes important to Franquin: pacifism and the environment.
In the final box, we see the landscape is a city made from human skulls, and one fly says "don't be too hard on them, they did leave us such splendid cities".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fr/Franquin.html   (300 words)

 Comic creator: André Franquin
A true legend in the world of comics, Franquin earned countless fans for his work in the field, as the artist of the goofy 'Gaston Lagaffe', as the author of some of the best episodes in the 'Spirou et Fantasio' series, and as the creator of one of the world's strangest comic animals, the Marsupilami.
As the laziest employee at the fictive editorial offices of Spirou, Gaston was introduced silently into the world of the magazine's title strip; Fantasio was Gaston's fixed opponent and the character had occasional guest appearances in 'Spirou et Fantasio' episodes.
Besides an occasional new 'Gaston' gag, he was involved in the animation series 'La Chronique des Tifous' together with Delporte, Xavier Fauche and Jean Léturgie.
www.lambiek.net /artists/f/franquin_andre.htm   (1028 words)

 Gaston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaston, the name of the hunter and antagonist in Disney's Beauty and the Beast film
A climbing technique named after the French alpinist Gaston Rébuffat.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaston   (132 words)

 PSA Peugeot Citroen - Magazine - Auto art
At the end of the 60’s Franquin gave birth to another "Star": Gaston Lagaffe, whose primary job on the Spirou editorial team was to answer reader’s letters, but who quickly transformed himself into an all-purpose inventor.
Gaston found himself faced with insoluble maintenance and parking problems, thanks to the age of his car and the zeal of Officer Longtarin, the policeman who gave parking tickets in his neighborhood.
But Gaston had other problems to deal with starting with the energy crisis of the 70’s, which he attacked with perseverance.
www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com /en/magazine/magazine_doss_c4.php?id=40   (422 words)

Sharon Gaston was hurt on New Years day while trying to save horses from the flames.
STUTTGART Top seed Gaston Gaudio led the exodus of seeds from the Stuttgart ATP tournament on Wednesday when he was knocked out by fellow Argentinian Mariano Zabaleta 6-4, 6-0.
Gaston County officials have had to respond to three drownings in the past week.
www.paleorama.com /Disney-G/Gaston.php   (481 words)

 Beyond Borders: Master Of The Dark Art
LAGAFFE is simply one of the finest comedies to ever see print on comics form.
Set in the main offices of TINTIN magazine, it portrays the misadventures of Gaston, a do-it-all worker in the offices, always on the verge of wrecking havoc over his colleagues and co-workers.
The strip brings back Gaston Lagaffe, portrayed with his usual careless attitude, reading about the world's dramas.
www.ninthart.com /display.php?article=808   (1152 words)

 Viggo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He introduced himself as Gaston Lagaffe (``gaffe'' is the French word for blunder, I notice the americans have adopted it).
At the time André Franquin invented Gaston in cooperation with his assistant Jidehém and ``Spirou''s editor at the time, Yvan Delporte, Franquin was long since famous for ``Spirou et Fantasio'', the magazine's flagship.
But in contrast to the Marsupilami, Gaston has to surround himself with various gadgets to complete the picture; the strange vehicle Gaston claims is a car, the ear(th) shattering Gagophone, the loving cat, the chronically depressed gull...
heim.ifi.uio.no /~janl/ts/viggo.html   (521 words)

 Fantasio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fantasio also appeared in the Gaston Lagaffe comic strip, where he was the main character's superior, often seen trying to sign contracts with Monsieur De Mesmaeker.
In opposition to his role in Spirou, in Gaston Fantasio was a serious character, playing straight man to Gaston's goofy antics, who thus becomes to Fantasio what Fantasio is to Spirou.
However, Fantasio left that series when André Franquin left Spirou et Fantasio after the album Panade à Champignac (taking Gaston and the Marsupilami with him), being replaced in the role by Léon Prunelle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fantasio   (208 words)

 gaston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The character in the top window of this downtown building is Gaston Lagaffe, another well-know European comic character.
Gaston is singing, and his neighbor in the window below is complaining.
Gaston isn't singing, he is playing his self-constructed Gastophone.
www.arloandjanis.com /gaston.htm   (50 words)

 Index to Comic Art Collection: "Gasoline Alley--Articles About" to "Gastric"
-- (J'ai Lu BD ; 70) (Gaston ; 3) I. Franquin.
-- (Gaston ; 5) (J'ai Lu BD ; 126) I. Franquin.
-- (Gaston ; 7) (J'ai Lu BD ; 173) I. Franquin.
www.lib.msu.edu /comics/rri/grri/gaso_a.htm   (4506 words)

 31/50.- Brussels, Gaston Lagaffe Statue. Tourist Information - VIRTOURIST.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gaston Lagaffe is the hero of a series of Belgian cartoon strips.
Gaston is desperately lazy and clumsy, but makes up for this deficiency by a rampant imagination and explosive creativity.
He is so much of a national hero that he has been honoured with a statue just outside the Cartoons Museum.
www.virtourist.com /europe/brussels/31.htm   (52 words)

 Comic creator: Jidéhem
Jean de Mesmaeker, better known under the pseudonym Jidéhem, is best known for the lovely 'Sophie' series and his contributions to the 'Gaston Lagaffe' series.
He also joined Franquin in the creation of the hilarious 'Gaston Lagaffe' character.
Jidéhem's father was the inspiration for one of the most legendary characters of the 'Gaston' series: M. De Mesmaeker.
www.lambiek.net /artists/j/jidehem.htm   (276 words)

 Catcall: Catblogger Profile #5: Catnabbit
Gaston: I was named after Gaston Lagaffe, a famous french inventor who works in a comic book company.
Gaston: I was born the bastard son of a purebred siamese and an alley cat.
The story is that she brought me home because Hugo wanted Gaston to live with them instead of Hugo's mother, but Hugo's former girlfriend always called Gaston "cochon chat", or "piggy cat." There's nothing wrong with him really, but once I was there
blogs.chron.com /catcall/archives/2006/03/post.html   (835 words)

 Dupuis Publishing
In 1957 he flies a kite with an unemployed hero, the immortal "Gaston" thought out with Yvan Delporte to liven up the editorial pages: its success is so huge that the gaffer of the Editorial office is quickly ordered to tackle the real comic strip and Franquin has to make several plates a week.
He devotes himself entirely to the single-plate gag with Gaston, and creates his first (lovable) monsters for the SPIROU covers in 1972.
As he ages, his production becomes more limited, and "Gaston" will never live his thousandth gag, much to the disappointment of his millions of admirers.
www.dupuis.com /servlet/jpecat?pgm=VIEW_AUTHOR&lang=UK&AUTEUR_ID=85   (924 words)

Gaston Lagaffe is the original name of the equally original person who works (or rather is supposed to work) in a publishing company.
However, most of his time is spent on snoozing, inventing new unlikely food compositions, contraptions and chemicals, each of which is more often than not a serious threat to his surroundings.
It is one of my all time favorites, and one of the few comics I find laugh-out-loud funny.
winterthun.net /oystein/comics.htm   (369 words)

 Fluffy of Gaston Lagaffe , Puppet of hand of David and Goliath , Fluffy of Gaston Lagaffe
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Fluffy of Gaston Lagaffe, Peluche of Garfield, Fluffy of Gaston Lagaffe, Peluche of Gaston Lagaffe
Fluffy of Gaston Lagaffe, Puppet of hand of David and Goliath,
www.iletaitunefois.qc.ca /homepage/index_en/Fluffy-of-Gaston-Lagaffe/Fluffy-of-Gaston-Lagaffe.html   (412 words)

 nl Guust Flater This article is about the comic strip...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is also Gaston, South Carolina Gaston, South Carolina.)"
- "Gaston Lagaffe" (known by different names in translations, eg "Guust"; "Viggo" in Norwegian Norwegian) is a fictional character fictional character invented by the Belgian Belgian cartoonist André Franquin André Franquin (1924 1924 - 1997 1997) for a humorous comic strip comic strip, "Gaston".
Gaston appeared in strip form in "Spirou Spirou" magazine from (1957 1957) to Franquin's death in 1997.
www.biodatabase.de /Gaston   (196 words)

 Gaston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fantasio: Gaston's direct superior and often the prime mourner
Dupuis: He comes at least 100 times to sign a contract, but just as many times he leaves the building enraged (without having signed the contract), because Gaston did something wrong...
Jules...: Gaston's best friend, who has a lot in common with Gaston
www.viper7.com /homepage/gaston/characters.html   (154 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Small site with a description of Gaston and a list of the German albums.
Small site with a the history of Gaston and a list of the Norwegian albums.
Site with a great character part, the Swedish albums and some of Gastons jokes to describe him.
www.rork.nl /guust/links.html   (101 words)

 World of Reading: Gaston # 2
Au fur et à mesure que les semaines passent, on en apprend un peu plus à son sujet.
Il s'appelle Gaston et se prétend garçon de bureau.
Gaston envoie balader son noeud-pap', arbore un pull-over de couleur verte, des blue-jeans et une paire d'espadrilles du plus bel effet.
www.wor.com /catalog/233.asp   (121 words)

 Last Gasp Online Catalog - GASTON 16 (HC)
Franquin in his work for the Belgian magazine Spirou created a style of comics that deviated from the "Clear Line" style of the rival magazine Tintin.
In 1946, he took over the "Adventures of Spirou" series and made it his own creating supporting characters, human and animal (the Marsupilami) and giving it the energy of the post-war period.
In 1959, he created the character of Gaston Lagaffe one of the first non-heroes of the comics.
www.lastgasp.com /d/10235   (233 words)

 André Franquin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His most popular comic is from something boring, a office, but it's still one of the most popular comics ever made!
The main character is a inventive, lazy, somewhat removed from reality, a office assistant named Gaston, that incessantly brings confusion and destruction to the publishing offices where he works.
Franquin started Gaston in 1957, and it became the reason for Franquin to leave Spirou to Jean-Claude Fournier in 1969.
www.ifi.uio.no /~janl/ts/franquin.html   (699 words)

 Gaston LaGaffe/Guust Flater
The most beautiful "instrument" is the "Gaffophone", or whatever you call this thing.
The author of Guust Flater (or Gaston LaGaffe) is André Franquin.
He died in his house in the South of France on the 5th of January 1997.
home.planet.nl /~dnbruuns/guust_flater_english.htm   (201 words)

 John Labovitz's E-ZINE-LIST ~ Information for Le Wouaibe de Gaston Lagaffe
When the backlog is cleared, then we'll start working on the submission process.
Humoristic tribute to Andre Franquin and his famous series: Gaston Lagaffe, Spirou, les Idees Noires, Modeste et Pompon, etc.
Lagaffe (1), Spirou (1), Franquin (2), Pompon (1), Gaston (1), Spip (1), Zorglub (1), Marsupilami (1), Modeste (1), idees noires (1)
www.e-zine-list.com /ezines/045/2220.shtml   (108 words)

 Mini : Gaston Lagaffe - Metal Statues / Pixi [a-bd.com]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Big set as Asterix' village, banquet, Smurfs' village or Lucky Luke's town are available, but you also have the choice between lots of different models from 1 to 7 figurins.
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Pixi firm has created lots of small hand painted lead figurines on the theme of the major comics characters : Asterix, Gaston, Blake & Mortimer, Corto Maltese, the Smurfs, etc….
www.a-bd.com /produit-bd_mini-gaston-lagaffe_1616_en.htm   (237 words)

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