Bécassin is considered the first female protagonist in the history of comics. She is a young Breton housemaid created by Jacqueline Rivière and Joseph Pinchon in 1905. She is considered the birth of the modern bande dessinée inspiring Hergé (The Adventures of Tintin) in the 1920s.

These books were seen in the window of a bookseller in Passage Jouffroy, a covered arcade in the 9ième arrondissement.

I first encountered this heroine through collecting antique fêves, which is another story...

Librarie Paul Vulin

Passage Jouffroy

Métro Grands Boulevards