series premiered in 1946 with Franquin as the creator. In
reality, the series was started by Robert Velter (Rob-Vel)
in 1938 and several artists worked on it later on. Still,
Franquin is regarded as the creator, because he developed
longer stories and new characters.
title characters are young and boyish reporters who are
constantly whirled into fantastic and dangerous
adventures. Accompanying them on their journeys are a
yellow, spotted monkey-like fantasy figure, Marsupilami,
and a rather timid pet squirrel, Spip, who delivers
sarcastic remarks to all the goings-on.
The character of Marsupilami became such a great success that he starred in his own series from 1987.