Dimpre was a prolific illustrator for the French humorous papers such as Le Rire and comice for Jeudi .

After 1945 he was the creator of the comic book character Slim Galaway.

I have several titles from this series of books, and it is, by a long chalk, the most impressive - in drawing, colour and sheer patternmaking (while not undermining the actuality of the information).

The cross-section of the ship on the bottom row, nestling in a bed of flags is really original. Forgive the size of the jpegs and be patient as they load. I think you will agree the wait is worthwhile.