Christophe Arleston

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Christophe Arleston
Arleston - Salon du livre de Paris 2010.jpg
Christophe Arleston in March 2010
Born Christophe Pelinq
(1963-08-14) 14 August 1963 (age 53)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Pen name Christophe Pelinq
Scotch Arleston
Nationality French

Christophe Arleston (born Christophe Pelinq, 14 August 1963) was born in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a French comics writer and editor. He has also worked as "Scotch Arleston".[1]


In his early childhood, Christophe Arleston lived in Madagascar, Macon and Paris before returning to Aix-en-Provence. He studied journalism at Marseille. He started his career by working as a journalist and later in communications. He started writing radio drama for France Inter.

In 1992 he started writing comic book scenes for Soleil Productions. In 1994 he published Lanfeust of Troy. In 1998 he created Lanfeust Mag, a monthly comic strip.

In 2010, he was the bestselling comics author in France, with 1.5 million albums sold that year. Between 1980 and 2010, he was estimated to have sold 12 million albums.[2]


Comics work includes:



  1. ^ Interview Scotch Arleston, BD Sélection, 5 January 2005 (in French)
  2. ^ "Arleston, Van Hamme et Uderzo, les "millionnaires" de la BD". TF1. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 


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