You might know Tin Tin and Asterix but the French have hundreds of other comic characters. You can find information about them and their creators at this excellent labor of love website detailing French comic art in English. Webmaster Jean-Marc Lofficier is the co-writer of the book French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction
and he created this website to add color to the blank and white information of the 800 page tome. The site goes back to the late 1800s up to the present. Any book store in Paris is going to have a bande dessinnée
section and you are more apt to find adults pouring over the pages than kids. At left is a panel from Pravda-La Survireuse
a 60s comic by Guy Peellaert and Pascal Thomas. The main character was inspired by Françoise Hardy.