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Adèle Blanc-Sec brand sugar: it's real
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchJacques Tardi 15 Nov 2010 4:04 PM

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For any Americans out there who remain ignorant of the cultural currency of Jacques Tardi and his creation Adèle Blanc-Sec in his native France and/or require proof beyond the recent Luc Besson film adaptation: our friend and continental correspondent Marianne Goldin, currently living overseas in France, sends along this photo of packages of Adèle Blanc-Sec brand sugar at the local market. Looks like there's more Tardi Adèle artwork on the indivudually-wrapped lumps, too. Kim Thompson comments, "Ha! Funny that she's possibly the least 'sweet' heroine in comics history. ADELE LEMONS would be more like it." I suppose it's appropriate inasmuch as sugar is white (blanc) and dry (sec).