Growing up with the Smurfs
A little Smurf who doesn’t Smurf, but who will please our smallest Smurfs?
Éditions du Lombard is launching a new collection at the beginning of the school year: Grandir avec les Schtroumpfs, a collection of fun and educational comic strips.
Based on the universe of Peyo, each little book drawn by Antonelo Dalena and scripted by Falzar, is a Smurf adventure followed by a 7-page educational dossier written by Diane Drory – psychologist/psychoanalyst (specializing in 3-6 year olds) – to start the discussion with her child.Designed for children aged 3 to 6, these books “allow the child to make reading his own, even if he is not yet reading and only grasps a picture of the page, and the bright colors connote emotions that speak directly to the unconscious mind. According to Diane Drory, the point of these books is to “play down the drama, show the child he’s not alone and offer solutions.”
Each time, a story in boxes illustrates a specific concern that children may encounter, then a dedicated notebook, written by the psychologist, takes over to help step back, understand and solve these small problems … before returning to live serenely this great adventure that is Life!
Four books to be published from August 28th :1/Le Schtroumpf qui avait peur du noir 2/Le Schtroumpf qui était maladroit 3/Le Schtroumpf qui n’aimait que les desserts 4/La Schtroumpfette est un Schtroumpf comme les autres
A strong brand at the service of a real educational tool! Here is a collection that deserves all the attention of the parents of Smurfs and Smurfettes from 3 to 6 years old!
Who are these authors?
Antonello Dalena started his career illustrating short stories for Disney (Mickey, Donald Duck) and also produces character designs for the cartoon production company Artoonic.He then met the French-Belgian comic strip by becoming a student of Alessandro Barbucci, the SkyDoll cartoonist. Impressed by his abilities, Barbucci entrusted him with the production of two volumes of Monster Allergy, published by Soleil.Antonello Dalena then drew the first volume of Lys, another participatory series.He then went on to complete the whole album by working with Guillaume Bianco on his first regular series, Ernest & Rebecca, published by Lombard.the series won the Prix des Écoles at the Angoulême Festival in 2013.and since he is not short of work, he now alternates the latter with Sybil, la fée cartable, based on a screenplay by Michel Rodrigue.Young prodigy of this new Italian school which has been making the rich hours of Franco-Belgian music for a few years, he is one of those artists who don’t impose any cleavage of style, to better find his graphic personality, between manga and animation.© Le Lombard