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 ...
é Returned to their penitentiary by Lucky Luke for the umpteenth time, the Daltons meet a troubling character: Dunkle, a self-proclaimed prophet fond of fiery speeches. His continual preaching eventually converts the ever hapless Averell. Soon, all five escape together and find refuge in a friendly, welcoming community, where they sow chaos and discord each in their own way - unaware that Lucky Luke is already tracking them ...
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!
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!
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 ...
Billy's got a good life with Mum and Dad. Plenty of play, a little homework, and a smart, loving dog. Of course there's the occasional hitch: that nosy, bossy old maid of a neighbour-and her Siamese cat-or the cheeky beat cop Agent 22. But it's never too serious, and even Dad's occasional embarrassing blunders can't spoil things for long. After all, as long as you have friends, everything will be all right in the end!Billy's got a good life with Mum and Dad. Plenty of play, a little homework, and a smart, loving dog. Of course there's the occasional hitch: that nosy, bossy old maid of a neighbour-and her Siamese cat-or the cheeky beat cop Agent 22. But it's never too serious, and even Dad's occasional embarrassing blunders can't spoil things for long. After all, as long as you have friends, everything will be all right in the end!Billy's got a good life with Mum and Dad. Plenty of play, a little homework, and a smart, loving dog. Of course there's the occasional hitch: that nosy, bossy old maid of a neighbour-and her Siamese cat-or the cheeky beat cop Agent 22. But it's never too serious, and even Dad's occasional embarrassing blunders can't spoil things for long. After all, as long as you have friends, everything will be all right in the end!
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!
Seasons come and go. It's winter now for Billy and Buddy, always a magical time for children-and at least one dog. Between the snow to play with and throw at each other, the ice to slide on, and the quaint seasonal customs a smart cocker spaniel can twist to the advantage of his stomach... The opportunities for fun and mischief are endless! Whether the adults feel the same way about it, well... That's not very important, is it ?
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!
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!
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.
Haroun al Plassid is ruler of Baghdad, but his Grand Vizier Iznogoud is not happy with this state of affairs. Always on the lookout for ways to become Caliph instead of the Caliph, he commissions a one-way flying carpet as a gift to his liege. But the hired help is as inept as usual, and the most inconvenienced of all will be the inhabitants of... Beijing!
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!
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!
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"!
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.
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?
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...
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!
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...
Iznogoud is Grand Vizier to Haroun al Plassid, ruler of Baghdad. And he has only one dream: becoming Caliph instead of the Caliph. With the lazy assistance of his faithful servant Wa'at Alahf, he tries his worst again and again-to no avail. But the usually oblivious Caliph has finally caught a hint of Iznogoud's evil reputation among the people. To help the one he believes to be his friend, he sets off on a quest to find the legendary vegetable that brings out a man's kinder nature: the carrot!
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!
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 lay claim to the throne of caliph Haroun al Plassid. Thus his favourite saying: "I want to be caliph instead of the caliph!" Seconded by Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud tries ever more diverse and even crazier means to reach his ends - in vain, of course!
What would a class be without a dunce? A bit like a curry without spice. And Ducoboo sure spices up his fellow pupils' days. Not one lesson goes by without flavour--with him, school is an endless string of break-times. Of course, there's always Leonie, the terribly gifted girl who doesn't put up with Ducoboo's messing and doesn't believe in sharing knowledge. Of course, there's also the teacher, whose index finger turns out to be more threatening than ever... No, school life isn't one long, smooth ride: For some, the school year is perhaps the most dangerous time of all!