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Le chat, la mouette et la plie

Le chat, la mouette et la plie

Gaston succeeded in introducing an entire menagerie into the editorial offices of Spirou. Franquin was aware of the poetry that this faunal presence brought, and invented a world in miniature where Cheese, the grey mouse, falls for Bubulle, the goldfish. Franquin often spoke of growing up in the company of animals. “My father loved birds […] In our home, we had up to 250 budgies. My aunt loved rearing animals. I was used to living in the middle of a farmyard.”

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