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RECORD FOR COMIC STRIP

A child walks along a comic strip displayed along the tunnel of Croix-Rousse, in Lyon, recently. The 1.6-kilometre-long fresco was drawn by 200 French and Spanish students, and entered the Guinness World Records for the world’s longest comic strip. It inaugurated the 11th edition of the Lyon BD Festival (Lyon’s comic book festival), in May. The feat brings the figurative medal for the longest comic strip back to Lyon, from New York, where a group stole the French city’s 2011 record with a 1.2-kilometre sequence of drawings, two years ago. The comic tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Lea, who travels in time with the help of a magic pen, from the Ice Age to the year 10,000.