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9th Jan '14 3:53:29 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gotlib.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Gotlib by himself.]] Gotlib is the PenName for Marcel Gotlieb. He is a French cartoonist whose FrenchBelgianComicBooks are popular classics. He started out in cooperation with scenarist Creator/ReneGoscinny (of ''{{Asterix}}'' fame), and later struck out on his own. His comics are mostly comedy. He talks about film clichés, complains about RealLife nuisances, and creates WhatIf scenarios... which he tackles with his unique art style and humor. He is still held in high esteem among French cartoonists. Currently heading the {{NSFW}} FluideGlacial mature humour and cartoon magazine, which he cofounded. Most of his (SFW) comics are gathered in the ''Dingodossiers'' and ''Rubrique-à-brac'' series. The NSFW ones are collected in ''Pervers Pépère'' and the ''Rhaâ-'' series. ---- !!'''His work contains these tropes''': * AuthorAvatar: Gotlib frequently draws himself in his comics, and is recognizable by his sideburns and big square glasses. * BizarroEpisode: The strip with the tiger statue that makes anyone who looks at it become insane. [[NoFourthWall Including Gotlib himself, and, it is implied, the reader]]. * ButtMonkey: The Sidekick in the film clichés episodes, who always gets cream pies in his face. * CatchPhrase: Several! ** "Blondeau Georges Jacques Babylas, I arrest you for MURDER!" ** "Hell and damnation, I am done for!" ** "Darn it, but of course!" (directly taken from ''Les Cinq Dernières Minutes'') ** "And now, let's go for new adventures!" ** "Now there, my dear, you're fully into science fiction!" ** "And now, let's go for well-deserved vacations!" ** Thought bubble: "Universal gravitation theory" * CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[ComicBook/BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!). * DamselInDistress: When Brick Abrack is playing blind man's buff with his girlfriend Clorinde, she gets captured by the villain and put into a DeathTrap while he still thinks she is hiding despite her cries for help. * DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère is one, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics ForTheEvulzForTheLulz. * DiscreetDrinkDisposal: Referred to when talking about film clichés. * DisneyVillainDeath: In an episode about film clichés, he explains the villain must never die and be back in the next episode, and shows a villain falling from a cliff but then is shown in the "ending" panel as being alive and well. * EverythingIsMessierWithPigs: Parodied in the "animal documentary" episodes with Professor Burp: despite the pig who is shown as being a messy and unrefined animal, Professor Burp is all dressed up, with a top hat and monocle, and talks about the pig in a very respectful way, while The Ladybug is very sloppy and vulgar. Later, in the episode about the deer, who is shown as a [[{{Bambification}} classy and beautiful animal]], Professor is the one who is sloppy, vulgar and very laconic about the deer, while The Ladybug wears this time the top hat and monocle. * EyepatchOfPower: A recurring villain in the episodes about clichés is a [[BaldOfEvil bald]], eyepatch-wearing villain who speaks with a German accent. ** Isn't he supposed to be a melding of [[JamesBond Blofeld and his eyepatch-wearing henchman]]? * FlirtingUnderFire: His action heroes do this all the time, passionately kissing the BondGirl while shooting a bad guy (without looking) and delivering an OffhandBackhand to another. * FracturedFairyTale: He has drawn some fairy tales straightforward, others go into parody. * ForWantOfANail: One story is about a time traveller who goes into Isaac Newton's time, sleeps under his apple tree, and because Isaac Newton was not here to have the apple fall on his head, he couldn't have thought about the law of gravitation and therefore, the lack of it will have prevented the invention of time travel in the future; the time traveller is stucked. * HandsInPockets: In an episode, he describes different kind of cartoonists and how their temper defines what they draw. The description of a "cheating" cartoonist is the latter hiding a complicated scenery with simple objects, so, as an example, a panel describes the terrifying battle of Waterloo but most of the battlefield is hidden from the viewer by a big cannon and a pile of cannonballs. * TheHero: Brick Abrack is meant to be the archetypical hero. * ItWillNeverCatchOn: An episode was a sarcastic TakeThat at cynical officials who dismiss innovative scientific hypothesises with the phrase "Now there, my dear, you're fully in science fiction!" and show it happening to famous scientists of History. * LoveAtFirstSight: A story is about a prince who totally falls in love, head over heels, with a pretty shepherd girl, and almost becomes sick because of it. * {{Mockumentary}}: The animal-themed strips. For example, one starts out about rhinoceroses that suddenly acquire duck traits (migrate, taste good with oranges...) because someone messed up his files. * NerdGlasses: Gotlib's glasses in his AuthorAvatar. * NoSmoking: Gotlib obviously dislikes smoking and describes an elephant who has become forgetful because it has taken up smoking and a time traveller who doesn't recognize his mother in the past because he is a heavy smoker. * OncePerEpisode: In every "animal documentary", Isaac Newton will have the animal of the week fall on his head, and subsequently discover universal gravitation theory. One exception was when studying the hippopotamus and it's Edison (still portrayed as Newton, though) who puts a hippo in a tub and then says "And yet it moves". A great deal of confusion ensues. * PollyWantsAMicrophone: A story is about the problem of having a non-speaking parrot. * RunningGag: Isaac Newton having some object falling down on his head, getting him to come up with the universal gravitation theory. * ShaggyDogStory: A lot, of the kind ending in an untranslatable atrocious pun. * SomethingCompletelyDifferent: He usually does comedy, but sometimes does dark and sad stories. ** And sometimes he mixes a bit of both. For example, there is one story which is a "sequel" to the "Literature/HopOMyThumb" fairytale in which the ogre, overcome with guilt, goes through a deep depression before deciding to seek redemption, as the reader realizes he eventually [[spoiler: becomes Santa Claus]] * WhatIf: Several comics are about "What if.." scenarios, some of them completely absurd, such as "What if... apples were ''pumpkins''?". ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gotlib.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Gotlib by himself.]] Gotlib is the PenName for Marcel Gotlieb. He is a French cartoonist whose FrenchBelgianComicBooks are popular classics. He started out in cooperation with scenarist Creator/ReneGoscinny (of ''{{Asterix}}'' fame), and later struck out on his own. His comics are mostly comedy. He talks about film clichés, complains about RealLife nuisances, and creates WhatIf scenarios... which he tackles with his unique art style and humor. He is still held in high esteem among French cartoonists. Currently heading the {{NSFW}} FluideGlacial mature humour and cartoon magazine, which he cofounded. Most of his (SFW) comics are gathered in the ''Dingodossiers'' and ''Rubrique-à-brac'' series. The NSFW ones are collected in ''Pervers Pépère'' and the ''Rhaâ-'' series. ---- !!'''His work contains these tropes''': * AuthorAvatar: Gotlib frequently draws himself in his comics, and is recognizable by his sideburns and big square glasses. * BizarroEpisode: The strip with the tiger statue that makes anyone who looks at it become insane. [[NoFourthWall Including Gotlib himself, and, it is implied, the reader]]. * ButtMonkey: The Sidekick in the film clichés episodes, who always gets cream pies in his face. * CatchPhrase: Several! ** "Blondeau Georges Jacques Babylas, I arrest you for MURDER!" ** "Hell and damnation, I am done for!" ** "Darn it, but of course!" (directly taken from ''Les Cinq Dernières Minutes'') ** "And now, let's go for new adventures!" ** "Now there, my dear, you're fully into science fiction!" ** "And now, let's go for well-deserved vacations!" ** Thought bubble: "Universal gravitation theory" * CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[ComicBook/BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!). * DamselInDistress: When Brick Abrack is playing blind man's buff with his girlfriend Clorinde, she gets captured by the villain and put into a DeathTrap while he still thinks she is hiding despite her cries for help. * DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère is one, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics ForTheEvulzForTheLulz. * DiscreetDrinkDisposal: Referred to when talking about film clichés. * DisneyVillainDeath: In an episode about film clichés, he explains the villain must never die and be back in the next episode, and shows a villain falling from a cliff but then is shown in the "ending" panel as being alive and well. * EverythingIsMessierWithPigs: Parodied in the "animal documentary" episodes with Professor Burp: despite the pig who is shown as being a messy and unrefined animal, Professor Burp is all dressed up, with a top hat and monocle, and talks about the pig in a very respectful way, while The Ladybug is very sloppy and vulgar. Later, in the episode about the deer, who is shown as a [[{{Bambification}} classy and beautiful animal]], Professor is the one who is sloppy, vulgar and very laconic about the deer, while The Ladybug wears this time the top hat and monocle. * EyepatchOfPower: A recurring villain in the episodes about clichés is a [[BaldOfEvil bald]], eyepatch-wearing villain who speaks with a German accent. ** Isn't he supposed to be a melding of [[JamesBond Blofeld and his eyepatch-wearing henchman]]? * FlirtingUnderFire: His action heroes do this all the time, passionately kissing the BondGirl while shooting a bad guy (without looking) and delivering an OffhandBackhand to another. * FracturedFairyTale: He has drawn some fairy tales straightforward, others go into parody. * ForWantOfANail: One story is about a time traveller who goes into Isaac Newton's time, sleeps under his apple tree, and because Isaac Newton was not here to have the apple fall on his head, he couldn't have thought about the law of gravitation and therefore, the lack of it will have prevented the invention of time travel in the future; the time traveller is stucked. * HandsInPockets: In an episode, he describes different kind of cartoonists and how their temper defines what they draw. The description of a "cheating" cartoonist is the latter hiding a complicated scenery with simple objects, so, as an example, a panel describes the terrifying battle of Waterloo but most of the battlefield is hidden from the viewer by a big cannon and a pile of cannonballs. * TheHero: Brick Abrack is meant to be the archetypical hero. * ItWillNeverCatchOn: An episode was a sarcastic TakeThat at cynical officials who dismiss innovative scientific hypothesises with the phrase "Now there, my dear, you're fully in science fiction!" and show it happening to famous scientists of History. * LoveAtFirstSight: A story is about a prince who totally falls in love, head over heels, with a pretty shepherd girl, and almost becomes sick because of it. * {{Mockumentary}}: The animal-themed strips. For example, one starts out about rhinoceroses that suddenly acquire duck traits (migrate, taste good with oranges...) because someone messed up his files. * NerdGlasses: Gotlib's glasses in his AuthorAvatar. * NoSmoking: Gotlib obviously dislikes smoking and describes an elephant who has become forgetful because it has taken up smoking and a time traveller who doesn't recognize his mother in the past because he is a heavy smoker. * OncePerEpisode: In every "animal documentary", Isaac Newton will have the animal of the week fall on his head, and subsequently discover universal gravitation theory. One exception was when studying the hippopotamus and it's Edison (still portrayed as Newton, though) who puts a hippo in a tub and then says "And yet it moves". A great deal of confusion ensues. * PollyWantsAMicrophone: A story is about the problem of having a non-speaking parrot. * RunningGag: Isaac Newton having some object falling down on his head, getting him to come up with the universal gravitation theory. * ShaggyDogStory: A lot, of the kind ending in an untranslatable atrocious pun. * SomethingCompletelyDifferent: He usually does comedy, but sometimes does dark and sad stories. ** And sometimes he mixes a bit of both. For example, there is one story which is a "sequel" to the "Literature/HopOMyThumb" fairytale in which the ogre, overcome with guilt, goes through a deep depression before deciding to seek redemption, as the reader realizes he eventually [[spoiler: becomes Santa Claus]] * WhatIf: Several comics are about "What if.." scenarios, some of them completely absurd, such as "What if... apples were ''pumpkins''?". ----[[redirect:Creator/{{Gotlib}}]]
17th May '13 11:23:56 AM ZPedro
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"And yet it moves" was in the hippo documentary, not the rhino one (though the confusion is understandable…)
* OncePerEpisode: In every "animal documentary", Isaac Newton will have the animal of the week fall on his head, and subsequently discover universal gravitation theory. The exception was when the files were mixed up (see {{Mockumentary}} above) and it's Edison (still portrayed as Newton, though) who puts a rhino in a tub and then says "And yet it moves". A great deal of confusion ensues.
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* OncePerEpisode: In every "animal documentary", Isaac Newton will have the animal of the week fall on his head, and subsequently discover universal gravitation theory. The One exception was when studying the files were mixed up (see {{Mockumentary}} above) hippopotamus and it's Edison (still portrayed as Newton, though) who puts a rhino hippo in a tub and then says "And yet it moves". A great deal of confusion ensues.
20th Feb '13 10:55:29 AM StFan
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* CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!).
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* CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[BarbeRouge [[ComicBook/BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!).
25th Oct '12 4:51:13 PM LadyMitsuko
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* BLAMEpisode: The strip with the tiger statue that makes anyone who looks at it become insane. [[NoFourthWall Including Gotlib himself, and, it is implied, the reader]].
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* BLAMEpisode: BizarroEpisode: The strip with the tiger statue that makes anyone who looks at it become insane. [[NoFourthWall Including Gotlib himself, and, it is implied, the reader]].
6th Aug '12 9:15:11 AM LordGro
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** And sometimes he mixes a bit of both. For example, there is one story which is a "sequel" to the Hop-o'-My-Thumb fairytale in which the ogre, overcome with guilt, goes through a deep depression before deciding to seek redemption, as the reader realizes he eventually [[spoiler: becomes Santa Claus]]
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** And sometimes he mixes a bit of both. For example, there is one story which is a "sequel" to the Hop-o'-My-Thumb "Literature/HopOMyThumb" fairytale in which the ogre, overcome with guilt, goes through a deep depression before deciding to seek redemption, as the reader realizes he eventually [[spoiler: becomes Santa Claus]]

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23rd Jun '12 6:32:29 AM FELH2
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Namespace, yeah!+
Gotlib is the PenName for Marcel Gotlieb. He is a French cartoonist whose FrenchBelgianComicBooks are popular classics. He started out in cooperation with scenarist ReneGoscinny (of ''{{Asterix}}'' fame), and later struck out on his own.
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Gotlib is the PenName for Marcel Gotlieb. He is a French cartoonist whose FrenchBelgianComicBooks are popular classics. He started out in cooperation with scenarist ReneGoscinny Creator/ReneGoscinny (of ''{{Asterix}}'' fame), and later struck out on his own.

* CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!).
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* CurseOfTheAncients and ForeignCussWord: sort of. When going through the various action hero occupations ([[BuckDanny pilot]], [[BarbeRouge pirate]], {{Tarzan}}, [[JamesBond secret agent]], etc.), they use the expletives used at the time such as Gosh!, Blood'n'guts!, and Damned! (which seems the be the transcription for Dammit!).

* DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère is one, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics {{ForTheEvulz for the lulz}}.
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* DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère is one, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics {{ForTheEvulz for the lulz}}.ForTheEvulzForTheLulz.

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8th May '12 9:17:38 AM SsnakeBite
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** And sometimes he mixes a bit of both. For example, there is one story which is a "sequel" to the Hop-o'-My-Thumb fairytale in which the ogre, overcome with guilt, goes through a deep depression before deciding to seek redemption, as the reader realizes he eventually [[spoiler: becomes Santa Claus]]
17th Oct '11 12:36:34 PM Micah
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* FlirtingUnderFire: His action heroes do this all the time, passionately kissing the BondGirl while shooting a bad guy (without looking) and delivering an OffhandBackhand to another.
20th Sep '11 11:27:21 AM Taifun
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Removed sinkhole(s) to Understatement.
He is still held in high esteem among French cartoonists. Currently heading the [[{{Understatement}} slightly]] {{NSFW}} FluideGlacial mature humour and cartoon magazine, which he cofounded.
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He is still held in high esteem among French cartoonists. Currently heading the [[{{Understatement}} slightly]] {{NSFW}} FluideGlacial mature humour and cartoon magazine, which he cofounded.
26th Jul '11 10:16:54 AM CaitsMeow
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: An AlternateCharacterInterpretation has the ogre from HopOMyThumb (the one who ate his daughters) be depressed now that he's all alone, so he starts making small toys and objects to pass the time and letting his [[BeardOfSorrow beard grow out]]. Until one day, his hair white with age, he decides to do something about all these toys: [[SantaClaus give them out to young children on Christmas Day]]. D'aaawwwwwwww.

* DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère may well be the MostTriumphantExample, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics {{ForTheEvulz for the lulz}}.
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* DirtyOldMan: Pervers Pépère may well be the MostTriumphantExample, is one, except (maybe) for the times he subverts his own antics {{ForTheEvulz for the lulz}}.

* MisaimedFandom: He created the character of superhero "Super-Dupont" as a parody of French chauvinism: he meant to look like the stereotype of a Frenchman (beret, moustache...) who fought an enemy called "Anti-France" and fought for French cultural identity. What went wrong is that right-wing nationalistic parties used Super-Dupont as a symbol of French cultural identity. Due to this, Gotlib decided to quit using the character.

* WeirdAlEffect: Many things that are parodied in his comics have become very obscure or even unknown for younger viewers. Bougret and Charolles (whose appearances are caricatures of fellow cartoonist Gébé and Gotlib himself) are parodies of French detective TV series ''Les Cinq Dernières Minutes'' broadcasted from the late 50's to the early 70's , but most readers nowadays wouldn't know that.
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