André Franquin was a well-known Belgian comics artist. Several of his popular characters were licensed to boardgame publishers.
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André Franquin (January 3, 1924 – January 5, 1997) was an influential Belgian comics artist, whose best known comic strip creations are Gaston and Marsupilami, created while he worked on the Spirou et Fantasio comic strip from 1947 to 1969, during a period seen by many as the series' golden age.