- This is about the comics series and its fictional dog character; for the fore-limb joint, see elbow.
is a Franco-Belgian comics
series, and the inspiration for the Wowser
cartoon series appearing in the United States
was created by the cartoonist Dupa
, and features Cubitus, a large anthropomorphic
dog, who lives with his owner Semaphore. The strip has been adapted to a Japanese cartoon series
named Don Don Romeru to Ron
, which is re-titled as Wowser
for American audiences.
The series tells the story of Cubitus, a good-natured large, white dog endowed with speech. He lives in a house in the suburbs with his master, Semaphore, a retired sailor, next door to Seneshal, the black cat who is instinctually Cubitus' enemy.
A vast majority of the album publications collect single page gags, but a few gather collections of shorter stories or, in rare cases, one long story throughout the entire album.
- Cubitus: Hero of the series, he is a white dog with a large belly, a black snout and yellow tail. Initially a dog with hair covering the eyes, Cubitus ended up becoming still more anthropomorphic. Nearly entirely human in behaviour, he walks on two legs, has hands instead of paws, and is able to perform any human action, although he retains his canine love of bones.
- Semaphore: A retired sailor who is the "Master" of Cubitus, even if sometimes the relationship of master and dog can be reversed. In the series, Semaphore's role is mainly to create inventions that are intended to be functional and aid his friends, but in the end lead to trouble.
- Seneshal: A black cat, close neighbour and Cubitus' worst natural enemy. In longer stories the character may be Cubitus' friend, inexplicably.
- Ventenpoupe: an old friend of Semaphore, and a swindler.
first appeared in the comics magazine Tintin
on April 16
The series gained immediate popularity, and began album publication in 1972.
After several years of gags and album publications, it became the title strip for a magazine of its own.
The first publication of Cubitus
was published by Le Lombard
in December 1989, though it proved shortlived, lasting only six issues.
In 2005, the series was relaunched by Pierre Aucaigne (scenarist), and Michel Rodrigue (artist) under the title Les nouvelles aventures de Cubitus.
- Du meilleur tonneau
- Cubitus illustre ses ancêtres
- Un oscar pour Cubitus
- La corrida des hippopotames casqués
- Pour les intimes
- Heureux qui, comme Cubitus
- Raconte-moi, Cubitus
- Tu le fais exprès ou quoi?
- L'ami ne fait pas le moine
- Cubitus et la boîte qui parle
- Chien sans soucis
- Cubitus, tu nous fais marcher
- Cubitus, chien fidèle
- Cubitus, pas de salades
- Cubitus, est-ce bien sérieux?
- Alerte au pédalosaure
- Cubitus, quand tu nous tiens!...
- Tout en caressant Cubitus
- Cubitus, remets-nous ça
- Toujours avec deux sucres
- L'esprit égaré
- Les enquêtes de l'inspecteur Cubitus
- Cubitus, donne la belle papatte
- Tout ça c'est des histoires
- Cubitus, chien sans accroc
- Cubitus se met au vert
- Chat, ch'est du chien!
- Copain toutes catégories
- Cubitus fait toujours le beau
- Cubitus, au au poil près
- Cubitus et les cumulus de Romulus
- Cubitus mon chien quotidien
- Un bouquet gardin pour Cubitus
- Chien indispensable
- L'héritage du Pastaga
- Cubitus ne mord jamais
- Si tous les gags du monde...
- Cubitus, ça n'arrive qu'à toi!...
- Tu te la coules douce...
Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cubitus
- En avant toute!
- Un chien peut en cacher un autre
- En haut de la vague
- Cubitus, who is very popular in France and other European countries and has been seen in numerous books and TV cartoons. An animated series was launched in Japan one year only after the beginning of the series.
- Cubitus and Senechal appear on ten self-adhesive stamps lauched by the French Poste in September 2006.
- A statute of Cubitus, built by Yves Cauwenberghs, was erected on Octobre 3rd, 2002 iat Limal, were Dupa passed the 30 last years of his life.
- A wall painting of Cubitus can be seen in Brussels.