The frenzy around Kid Paddle and his determination to produce other artistic projects forced Midam to leave behind what had formerly been his passions: micro-magic and music. With regret he left the group “le Boys’ Band (dessinée)” for which he was one of the guitarists for around ten years. Nonetheless, he remains a fan of music, film and travelling. Incidentally, it was in the course of one of his trips that Midam fine-tuned a new series of cartoons entitled Harding was here. This series, scripted by Midam and illustrated by Adam, handles the history of art with a humorous tone. The result of several years of work, the first volume was published in 2008 by Quadrants.
Since the appearance of the first volume, more than four million albums of Kid Paddle (in French) have been sold. Hundreds of derivative products have been created in the image of Kid: clothing, shoes, card games, skateboards, tattoos, video games, screen savers for mobile phones, figurines, toys, puzzles, beach towels, duvets, paper goods, bags, etc. To see to maximising the quality of these products and to manage the multitude of activities that Kid Paddle has given rise to, Midam went into partnership with his wife Araceli Cancino and they created the company Midam Productions.
Midam still adores monsters, and he sometimes works at night, but he did not become a lorry driver. And it’s a good thing! Counting up the number of albums sold and the number of derivative products, he would have had to transport more than 5000 tonnes. It’s really something to replace the 30 tonnes of his childhood dreams with a cargo of the latest generation!
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