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Major comic exhibition opens in France

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Major comic exhibition opens in France

Rex Features

Europe's largest comic exhibition has been unveiled at the Musee de la Bande Dessinée in Angouleme in south-west France.

The show is dedicated to comic book art from all over the world, from France and Belgium to the USA.

More than 8,000 original drawings and 110,000 magazines and comics are on display in the converted factory. Artists featured in the show include Tin-Tin creator Herge, Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo of Asterix fame, and Andre Franquin, creator of Gaston Lagaffe And The Marsupilami.

Marvel and DC will also be represented at the exhibition, alongside other popular American comics such as Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts.

Angouleme is also home to an annual comics festival dedicated to uneathing new talent. The next Festival International de la Bande Dessinée D'Angoulem will take place in January next year.

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