The great temporary exhibitions

09.10.12 > 24.02.13

François Walthéry

50 years of comics

Born in the hills over Liège, François Walthéry decided very early on in life that he was going to be a cartoonist. His first plates, published in 1962 when he was barely 16 years old, were spotted by Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs, who immediately took him on as his assistant.

Thus the young Walthéry learned his craft alongside the great Peyo and his colleague Willy Maltaite (Will), and was soon ready to embark on works of his own with Natacha, a pleasant-mannered air hostess who had many thrilling and action-packed adventures from 1970 onwards.
The heir to the masters of the Belgian comic strip, and later their friend, François Walthéry is also a real celebrity in the Liège region for having showcased its scenery, language and customs in his lively works which are full of nostalgia and local flavour.

Curator: JC de la Royère

In collaboration with Marsu Productions and with the support of the Brussels Capital Region

Tags : Museum / Strip / Exhibition


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