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23/11/2014 - FRANCE

New auction record for Corto Maltese comic book art

French auction house Artcurial announced on Sunday that it had set a world record after it sold a watercolour of the graphic novel hero Corto Maltese for more than 390,000 euros.

This year's French best-seller - Astérix and the Picts
24/01/2014 - France

Astérix beats Fifty Shades as France's 2013 best-selling book

Astérix the Gaul took on all-comers in France's bookshops in 2013, his adventures in Scotland topping the book sales charts with over a million sales.
Homs, 24 July 2012
20/01/2014 - Report: Syria - Turkey

Creative civil society blooms among expatriate Syrians

Many Syrian activists have fled their wartorn country, meaning an end to their contribution to the fight against President Bashar al-Assad on the ground.
An advertisement for Astérix chez les Pictes on the Paris metro
24/10/2013 - France - Scotland

New Asterix adventure takes small Gaul to Scotland

French comic-book hero Asterix and his sidekick Obelix embarks on their first adventure in eight years on Thursday with the publication of five million copies of Asterix and the Picts,

Production is rising for new and classic Francophone comic books
27/12/2012 - France - Belgium - Switzerland

Production surges for French language comic books

More than four thousand new comic book titles were released in the European Francophone market in 2012, the 17th consecutive year of growth.