PARIS – Brought together by Belgian collector Jean-Arnold Schoofs, this is one of the world’s largest collections of strip cartoons. Schoofs was one of the first collectors to bridge the Atlantic acquiring exquisite work by some of the greatest names in the genre including Hergé, Foster, McCay and Franquin. He began collecting in the 1980s and went on to become friends with some of the most important authors. He was, therefore, often given the first pick of the best images, meaning 60 of the 132 lots in this sale are original plates.