have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 110 languages and dialects, the report added.
Debon is inspired by the Tintin and Asterix comics
of his youth, and the drawings of Carr and other figures are the most endearing feature of the book.
Other well-known names include Goscinny, the force behind the Asterix comics
in 23rd, sci-fi master Terry Pratchett ranks fifth and Sue Townsend, author of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, is 38th.
There were no gold sickles, which are vital implements in the Asterix comics
, as Getafix the Druid needs one to cut mistletoe for the magic potion that keeps the Roman armies at bay, but in truth they were made of polished bronze.
sell roughly three million copies annually, with more than 325 million albums sold since the 1961 pilot.