Guibert and Sfar are the genius artists behind the hilarious Sardine in Outer Space series (the French equivalent of Captain Underpants with a swashbuckling little girl heroine). Their newest offering, The Professor's Daughter, is a real treat in a madcap romantic comedy starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant kind of way.
Lillian, the professor's daughter, falls in love with an Egyptian mummy (King Imhotep IV, a precious antiquity that her father is classifying for the British Museum). While deliriously happy, the two face insurmountable odds. Add some arsenic, a billy club and a visit to the Queen and you have one of the most ingenious combinations of story and art available in France or the U.S.