Whether the name is unfamiliar to you or evokes adventures that have kept you on the edge of your seat, the Roman Museum in Nyon invites you to follow in the footsteps of this young hero, born in 1948 under the pen of Jacques Martin for the magazine Tintin.Jacques Martin, who died in 2010 and was the last of the big three at Studios Hergé, was one of the key figures in the development of French-language comics in the aftermath of the 2nd World War. A history buff, the man some called the “father of historical comics” created the series of the adventures of Alix, a young hero parachuted into the time of Julius Caesar, an Antiquity dreamt up to stir the imagination, but which he wanted to be faithful to historical reality.

The work of Alix’s father, who now occupies a special place in the history of comics, has fascinated fans and archaeological experts alike, moving between archaeological reconstruction and adventure storytelling through drawing.

Christophe Goumand, in collaboration with Marc Azéma and Pierre-Alain Bertola, is responsible for the exhibition’s scientific design.