About us

Our operations are divided into the following sectors: Press, Books, Comics, Animation, Digital and Services. Media Participations owns Europe’s greatest brands in comic strips and youth books such as Dargaud, Fleurus, Dupuis, Le Lombard, Kana etc., but also continues to open up new horizons to its readers by offering foreign contents through dedicated imprints such as DC Comics heroes through Urban Comics, Japanese Manga with KANA and Chinese Manhua through “Urban China”.

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AWARDS

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2014 The Golden Monkey Award for the most promising comic strip for Blacksad

2013 The Golden Dragon Award for the best comic strip for A Chinese Life

2013 The Golden Dragon Award for the best foreigner moving series for The Magic Roundabout

History of the group

2014 Creation of a subsidiary company‬ in Shanghai: Groupe Dargaud Shanghai Co. Ltd.(South Korea).


2013 Acquisition of Marsu Production, rights owner to Marsupilami and Gaston Lagaffe(South Korea).

2011 Creation of a subsidiary company‬ in Hong-Kong: Hong Kong World Dongman Company (WDMC)

2011 Acquisition of Gravity Europe in partnership with Gravity Co. Ltd. (South Korea).
DC Comics appoints Dargaud as Publishing lisencee for French language

2010 Launch of izneo (digital platform for comics) jointly with Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Delcourt, Dupuis, Futuropolis, Glénat, Le Lombard, and Soleil.

2009 Acquisition of video game and software publisher Anuman Interactive. 
Investment in La Procure group (bookstores and mail order catalogs).

2008 Distribution agreement with Pearson group.
Investment in PGV Maison group (Système D and C’Déco).
 Sale of Détours en France and Dada titles. 2006 Launch of Kana Home Video brand.

2005 Expansion of Dourdan distribution center.

2004 Acquisition of Dupuis group. 
Distribution agreement with Editions du Voyage Michelin (maps and guidebooks).
 Acquisition of Editions Champflour. 2003 Acquisition of Editions Mango. 
Acquisition of Ellipsanime and VF Films Production.

2002 Acquisition of Storimages 
Opening of new MDS distribution center in Dourdan.

2001 Acquisition of rights for Cubitus and Buddy & Billy. 
Purchase of Editions Chronique (history and thematic books).

1999 Creation of Lucky Comics joint venture (publishing and rights of Lucky Luke character).

1996 Acquisition of Marina Productions.

1992 Repositioning of Citel to focus on development 
of animated films (including Tintin rights). 
Acquisition of Editions Blake et Mortimer. 
Purchase of Edifa.

1989 Acquisition of Tardy and Droguet & Ardant.

1988 Acquisition of Dargaud group (comics and graphic novels, Rustica gardening publications, distribution activities).

1986 Creation of Media-Participations and purchase of Fleurus.
 Acquisition of Mame, Desclée, and Le Lombard. Creation of Citel (video).