Bande Diary: Bellybuttons and Brainless Beauties in Les Nombrils

After voyaging through Smurf Village in my last Bande Diary I had a hard time deciding what bande dessinée to read next. The problem with using bande dessinée to try and improve my French is that I’m spoiled for choice! Should I go with another classic like the Smurfs? Or something more modern? Should I look a specific genre, like science fiction or thrillers? Or just close my eyes and point to a title on my ever growing to-read list? Ultimately, I decided to try out Les Nombrils, written by Maryse Dubuc and illustrated by her husband, Marc “Delaf”...

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