|Editor||Georges Wolinski (1970–1981)|
|Categories||satirical comics magazine|
|Publisher||Éditions du Square (1969–1981)|
Éditions Dargaud (1982–1986)
|Founder||Delfeil de Ton and Georges Bernier|
|First issue||1 February 1969|
|Final issue||1 February 1986|
Tagged "The newspaper full of humour and comic strips", it also adopted the slogan, "The newspaper one reads on the couch while munching chocolate". Charlie was originally the French version of a contemporary Italian magazine, linus. Like its Italian counterpart, it took its name from one of the characters of the comic strip Peanuts, in that case Charlie Brown. The comics featured in Charlie included French originals as well as translations of American strips — Peanuts and others — and of Italian stories originally published in Linus.
Charlie was first published on 1 February 1969, founded by Delfeil de Ton (with Georges Bernier's Editions du Square); del Ton was its first editor-in-chief.
Charlie Mensuel ceased publication for the first time in September 1981, but was purchased by Éditions Dargaud and reappeared in April 1982. On 1 February 1986, the final issue was published and the magazine merged with Pilote magazine. A new magazine began publication on 1 March under the name Pilote et Charlie, but this lasted only until the magazine reverted to Pilote on 1 September 1988.
Notes and references
- Charlie Mensuel publications by the year BD oubliées (in French)
- Charlie ne doit pas faire disparaître Charlie, Actua BD, 10 January 2015
- BDoubliées. "Charlie Mensuel en 1969".(in French)
- McNab, James P. (2006). "Bloc-notes Culturel: l'année 2005". The French Review 80 (1): 16–29. JSTOR 25480584.
- BDoubliées. "Charlie Mensuel en 1986".(in French)
- BDoubliées. "Le journal Pilote en 1986".(in French)
- BDoubliées. "Le journal Pilote en 1988".(in French)
- La mémoire de Charlie Mensuel issue descriptions on BDoubliées (in French)