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Michel Vaillant & co – the petrolhead heroes of the comic book world

It wasn’t only Belgian racer Michel Vaillant that brought motorsport to the comic strips of the post-War period. Fast and exciting cars could be found in numerous cult publications – as demonstrated by the wealth of automotive-themed material in Artcurial’s forthcoming Comic Strips sale…

Cartoons and comics were among the most important expressional means of popular culture in the 20th Century. So it’s hardly surprising that in Artcurial’s Comic Strips auction, taking place in Paris this Friday, 18 November 2016, you’ll find many of automotive history’s most popular racing series and cars. How many played a part in your childhood?

Photos: Artcurial