There's no denying Gomer's genius. Mechanics, botany, chemistry,
zoology, musicology ... His brain is capable of sudden brilliance in
everything at which he tries his hand. The problem is that, brilliant
or not, his inventions are never quite right for either the time, or
the place. Which leads to disaster after disaster, fuelling his
colleagues' aggravation. Fortunately, he still has the loyalty of his
cat and gull - and the unfailing affection of Miss Jeanne ...
Nothing is ever simple with Gomer. Between his deplorable sense of timing, his absent-mindedness and his never-ending quest for new ways to avoid work, he causes a lot of fuses to blow - those of his colleagues, De Mesmaeker and poor Prunelle, of course, but also the actual ones at the office. And that is not at all to Alistair Bacus's taste - the accountant at Spirou Publishing ...
Among the many obstacles to Spirou Magazine's productivity, two of
the most formidable are Gomer's little protégés: a very playful cat
and an evil-tempered black-headed gull. Between the bird's dive-
bombing attacks and the feline's recurrent bouts of madness, Prunelle
and the others don't have it easy. And yet, none of that compares to
the results of Aunt Hortense's overgrown cactus being brought to the
office by a clueless Gomer!
The disasters Gomer keeps causing at the Spirou office (and in town,
and out of town, and for the Army ...) sometimes drive his neighbours
and co-workers to regrettable excesses. They shout at him, lock him
up, occasionally try to strangle him a bit ... Yet he rarely even
resents it. Watch out, though! Gomer is also a friend to all
creatures big and small, and anyone going after one of his furry or
feathered companions is in for a nasty surprise!
Gomer is absolutely peerless when it comes to disrupting life at
Spirou Magazine, much to his boss Prunelle's and long-suffering Mr De
Mesmaeker's chagrin. But don't you go underestimating him! The truth
is that his laziness, his talent for invention and even his love of
animals - not to mention his antiquated lemon of a car- are perfectly
capable of spreading chaos anywhere, in any season. You can't even
imagine what he can do when it snows!
Life has never been dull for Billy and his dog Buddy, but ever since the circus arrived in the neighbourhood, it's been getting better and better. There are crocodiles, ostriches, penguins, elephants... There's little Vittorio and his pet chameleon... And of course, Caroline the tortoise and Buddy's dog friends are still here. Oh, yes, quite the merry gang all right - and one who occasionally drives Billy's parents mad!
Life with Buddy is always full of adventures and the unexpected.
Daily life and special occasions, summer or winter, at home or on
holidays ... The little devil always finds a way to spice up his
humans' lives - starting with Billy's. But take a cocker spaniel to
the mountains and add an old Saint Bernard friend, and better hold on
to your seat - especially if you're the long-suffering dad!
There's home, and Dad's work, and the parents fighting sometimes. There's school, annoying friends, and the beautiful, unattainable Chen. There's life and its milestones: your first communion, your first dance, your first pet... It's difficult sometimes, for a child. Fortunately, Cedric can always count on his Granddad's wisdom?and occasional partnership in crime?to help him see the brighter side of things and discover what's truly important.
Haroun el Poussah règne sur Baghdad, mais ce n'est pas du goût de son grand vizir Iznogoud. Toujours à la recherche de nouvelles manières de devenir calife à la H place du calife, celui-ci passe commande d'un tapis Volant pour son maître - en aller simple. Mais le petit personnel est toujours aussi inefficace, et les plus dérangés seront au final les habitants de. Pékin!
Cedric is an eight-year-old boy who is desperately in love with Chen but too shy to let her know. Between school, rowdy friends, nosy parents and an insufferable cousin, little Cedric has a lot to deal with. Thankfully, his grandpa is always there to help, no matter how much mischief Cedric makes...
The pupil Ducoboo is nice and a joker, but also a notorious dunce?a "quality" that is no bed of roses...One must be awfully resourceful to avoid the humiliating dunce's cap! But Ducoboo is brimming with imagination.... Through gags, some stranger than others, this series champions values such as friendship and the right to be different, and tackles subjects such as boy-girl and parent-child relationships.
A new year approaches for pitifully inept student Ducoboo, dunce extraordinaire and notorious troublemaker. A whole year of enduring Mr Latouche's punishments, of sharing the dunce cap with Skelly, the biology class skeleton, and of course of waging merciless war on his deskmate, top student Leonie, who refuses to let him copy her answers. But behind the dim-witted clown's facade, could Ducoboo be hiding a loyal heart?
Welcome to the offices of Spirou Magazine. Everyone here is hard at work to keep the magazine ticking, from reporters to secretaries, including editor Fantasio and even, occasionally, Spirou himself. Everyone? Well, not quite... There's that office boy, Gomer. No one's entirely sure what his job description is, or how he got hired. One thing is certain, though: he's a walking disaster zone! From work-shirking scheme to disastrous invention, enter the hilarious world of the most famous layabout of all!
Billy's family is a perfectly normal one. Dad, Mom, some cousins, a tortoise... and of course the best dog in the world, Buddy! Oh, true, the cocker spaniel is too smart for everyone's good sometimes, and occasionally triggers disasters or raids the fridge. But that's a small price to pay for a loyal companion who'll always be there to cheer you up and give you a good laugh!
Being a kid can be confusing. The grown ups parents and especially grandparents get up to the craziest antics. School can be counted on to complicate one's life. And then there are the mysteries of love... Trying to court Chen is a constant struggle for Cedric, who has to contend with shyness, misunderstandings, his own jealousy, poachers... Still. Confusing or not, it's so much simpler when you're nine! At least, that's something his grandad would say...
In Baghdad, the Caliph's Grand Vizier Iznogoud has one aim in life: to become Caliph instead of the Caliph. The benign ruler, Haroun al Plassid is blind to his vizier's scheming to get rid of him and generally had rather take a nap. Iznogoud is faithfully seconded by Wa'at Alahf in trying to put his fiendish designs into action.
Legend has it that in Baghdad the magnificent, a great and particularly dark-minded vizier, who answers to the name of Iznogoud, works on his ambition to steal the throne of Caliph Haroun al Plassid. Thus his favourite saying: "I want to be caliph instead of the caliph!" Iznogoud, seconded by his faithful servant Wa'at Alahf, goes on vacation with the caliph...in the desert! Of course, his goal is to get rid of him by any means necessary...
It's not by counting the flies on the ceiling that one becomes a star in maths... And one must be really resourceful to avoid the beckoning finger of the teacher and the humiliation of the dunce cap! And Leonie, who still detests copiers... So, Ducoboo invents the answers that he can't steal from his neighbour. He has cause to regret doing so because, although very fertile, his imagination plays tricks on him and he often ends up "In the Corner"!
Music soothes the wild beast ... and brings down walls! Among all
the things that make Gomer such a lovable rascal, there are two that
are instantly recognisable: his car, and his goofophone. His old
lemon, favourite target of the constabulary and every pedestrian's
nightmare, is responsible for half the pollution in town - as well as
many of the more ... exotic accidents. The rest of the latter are
mostly the result of the terrible `musical' instrument put together
by Gomer - stiff competition for the Trumpets of Jericho!
Cedric's life is a series of triumphs and disasters. If one day he manages to impress his sweetheart Chen, the next his own obsessive jealousy will earn him a mighty slap. He can surprise his parents with tender, generous gestures, then bring them on the verge of a heart attack with his calamitous school reports. As for his grandfather, he's built along the same lines. The trick is to enjoy the good parts - and weather the rest!
Dans Bagdad la Magnifique règne Haroun el Poussah, le Calife. Dans la cité vit aussi Iznogoud, qui veut être le Calife. L'irascible Grand Vizir, de complot en machination, tente sans arrêt de renverser le souverain et de prendre sa place ; Djinn dissolvant, sort d'invisibilité, diamant maudit, poupée vaudou. Mais la ruse et l'obstination ne sont pas suffisantes pour compenser une malchance colossale - et toujours hilarante.
The Day of Misrule dawns in the magnificent city of Baghdad. Once a year, on this day, slaves take the place of their masters, masters become slaves, and grand viziers become caliphs instead of the caliph! But at midnight, everything goes back to normal.Despite all his scheming and plotting to get rid of the Caliph, Iznogoud still hasn't replaced him ? will he ever give up?
Faire des plans sur la comète. Une vieille habitude d'Iznogoud !
Une qu'il risque de pouvoir pratiquer sur place, cette fois ci, dans ses efforts incessants pour envoyer le Calife très, très loin et prendre sa place. Et si l'espace n'est pas la solution aux problèmes du Grand Vizir, peut-être qu'une bonne éducation fera l'affaire, ou bien quelques essais artistiques. ? A moins que la solution soit dans ses rêves. Beaucoup de questions, mais une seule certitude : quand les plans tourneront court, c'est le lecteur qui rira le dernier !
Ducoboo's life isn't easy. Being the king of dunces?while still managing to avoid wearing the "crown" too often?takes work, dedication, and an awful lot of imagination. It also takes a proper target: Leonie, the gifted girl who doesn't like to share her answers with His Majesty. It's a constant war of wits between these two, under the disbelieving eye of the long-suffering teacher, fought with wigs, cameras and magical pencil-sharpeners. And when school's over, the beach is the new battlefield!