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Animator Marv Newland dropped us a note about his new art project/website, Marvcards, which he says is part of “a little film in the works.” That’s what I like about Marv, he’s always pushing the envelope—or in this case, postcards.

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  • Not to detract from the great illustration, but the stamp is equally awesome. It features André Franquin’s Gaston La Gaffe, a creation that turns 50 this year. Some of Franquin’s other characters were adapted for animation, including Spirou and Fantasio and Marsupilami. No one has made a proper animated adaptation in short or long form of Gaston’s antics, but someone should.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    – the stamp is equally awesome. It features André Franquin’s Gaston La Gaffe. Some of Franquin’s other characters were adapted for animation, including Spirou and Fantasio and Marsupilami.

    I wonder how many Americans even know of Marsupilami past the Disney cartoon series from the 90’s? :-) It’s neat just seeing those tapes along with Marv’s cool illustrations. I should’ve thought about doing this too!

  • I wish i got mail like this…

  • Here you can see two more cards by Marv.

  • Alfons Moline

    By the way, Gaston Lagaffe was briefly published in the U.S. by Fantagraphics as “Gomer Goof” in their short-lived comic magazines “Prime Cuts” and “Graphic Story Monthly”.

  • Squidkid

    Sweet! Marv was an awesome teacher at VFS. Had lots of cool stories to tell and was a great mentor. Go Marv!

  • I had the pleasure of working alongside Marv several years ago. A great talent and a really nice guy. If you like the postcards you should see his sketchbooks.