HAINAUT. TOURNAI. 10 Parts Sociales, unissued. brown, green, black. No 4161-70. The Casterman business was established in 1870 in Tournai by Donat Casterman, who was a book-dealer and bookbinder. From 1926 Casterman printed telephone directories. In the tradition of the company, many religious works were published. Later, under the direction of Louis Casterman, the dynamic publisher grew to become one of the most important in the Belgian comic world, winning international success. Since 1934 Casterman has published the Tintin (in Flemish Kuifje). With the monthly magazine 'Wordt Vervolgd - A Suivre', he laid the basis for the rise of popularity of comics among adults. Louis Casterman died on 15 August 1981. However, still today the publisher produces a variety of comics, and occupies a leading role in the world of comics, both in Belgium and worldwide.
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