[[caption-width-right:350:Do you ''seriously'' want to argue about relativity with UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein?]]

''Anselme Lanturlu'' (in English: ''Archibald Higgins''; in German: ''Anselm Wüßtegern'') is an edutainment comic series from France by TheProfessor Jean-Pierre Petit. They explain complicated concepts (mostly from mathematics and physics) in a humorous way. The series lasted from 1980 to 1990. A "new adventure" was published in 2005.

The books are out of print, but can be downloaded legally and for free [[http://www.savoir-sans-frontieres.com/JPP/telechargeables/free_downloads_english.htm#english here]]. Thank you very much, professor!


* AlienGeometries: Featured in "The Geometricon", "The Topologicon" and "The Black Hole". A world where a balloon gets a flat surface if you pump enough gas in it? A not-quite-Earth where the South Pole is just under the North Pole (and vice versa?!), to Amundsen's chagrin? Actually, it works out, if you understand the maths behind it.
* AnimalCompanion[=/=]TalkingAnimal: They have several birds and the snail Tiresias.
* {{Edutainment}}
* {{Fanservice}}: Sophie! Essentially, she's a young Brigitte Bardot with glasses and a smarter expression.
* {{God}}: Appears in the story about the Big Bang.
* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: Especially if the universe is so big, and intelligent aliens might be around.
* InsideAComputerSystem: "Informagic".
* LimitedWardrobe: Anselme always wears the same nondescript shirt with an "A" on it and the same broad-rimmed hat. Sophie is always clad in a one-piece swimsuit and high heels.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Sophie has aspects of it in her relation with Anselme.
* {{Meganekko}}: Sophie.
* ShownTheirWork
* YearInsideHourOutside: When special relativity is involved.