* Science fiction firmly anchored in modern technology * Almost six million volumes of the series sold worldwide, with around 250,000 sales per title * Strong humanist values: friendship, self-sacrifice, respect for life * Published in English for the first time * Yoko Tsuno is a great female role model.
Roger Leloup joined Herge's studio in 1953, where he assisted Herge in drawing Tintin's Adventures. He has also worked with Peyo, creator of the Smurfs. Yoko Tsuno debuted in Spirou magazine in 1970. Leloup was awarded the much-coveted Grand Prix de la Jeunesse Sci-Fi in 1990.