2006: Les Editions du Lombard celebrates 60 years!To commemorate the occasion, the publisher will be celebrating 12 of their most famous and well-loved characters, taking the opportunity to honor their older authors and to welcome the newcomers. A new collector’s edition art book will be published every month of 2006, each one containing the first 2 or 3 volumes of some of the greatest classics from the catalogue. While ensuring today’s high standards of print quality, we will try to find a paper texture similar to that of the first edition. The appearance of these limited edition albums will also evoke the originals with their legendary red band and the famous background of green and yellow diamonds that have become Le Lombard’s signature style. Each book will also include an original text on the background of the story’s creation.Here is the selection of our most beloved (and legally available!) comics, as chosen by the publishing team. It won’t disappoint!1. January: ‘Blake & Mortimer: Le Secret de l’Espadon’ by E.P. Jacobs (the first ever album published by Les Editions du Lombard!)2. February: ‘L’extraordinaire Odyssée de Corentin Feldoë’ by P. Cuvelier3. March: the very first ‘Aventures de Chick Bill’ by Tibet4. April: ‘Chlorophylle’ by R. Macherot5. May: ‘Pom et Teddy’ by F. Craenhals6. June: ‘Chevalier Blanc’ by L. et F. Funcken7. July: ‘Monsieur Barelli’ by Bob De Moor8. August: ‘Dan Cooper’ by A. Weinberg9. September: ‘120 des gags de Modeste et Pompon’ by Franquin10. October: ‘Michel Vaillant’, courtesy of J. Graton and his son11. November: ‘Clifton’ by R. Macherot12. December: ‘Bruno Brazil’ by W. Vance et GregAt the end of 2006, we will be offering a special box set, modelled in the shape of our building, which will contain all of these re-editions. As a bonus, it will include a 13th volume of around 110 pages depicting some of the 1500 album covers published by Lombard between 1946 and 2006. A beautiful way to bring together our new authors and their elders.