My parents are visiting France this coming summer, so they're both teaching themselves French ahead of time. I've gotta say, I'm very impressed at the Rosetta Stone software - it's gotten some great results
Anyway, because of that, for Christmas I'd like to get them something in French, and I was thinking comic books might be a fun way to go. The pictures usually make them easier to read (even when the language is idiomatic), and the humor makes it worthwhile. However, many French comics appear to be more like graphic novels (i.e. not funny, just animated) and it's not always easy to tell the difference from the other side of the ocean and not having spoken French for ten years
Anyone have some suggestions? I'd really love to find something like American "funnies" - a book of printed strips, but with each strip being kind of self-contained and having some sort of punchline/payoff in the last panel. The only ones I've read personally are Asterix and Smurfs, and neither of those are really what I'm looking for
Backup plan: any suggestions for good CDs of French singers?