Paul Winkler (7 July 1898 in Budapest – 23 September 1982 in Melun) was a French[1] writer, journalist and publisher of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry. Before being the head of Press Alliance, Winkler operated Europe's largest feature syndicate, Opera Mundi [fr], in France.[1]

Specializing in the distribution of bandes dessinées (comics), Winkler founded several popular magazines. Le Journal de Mickey, first published as an 8-page weekly in October 1934, began a tradition of French Disney comics publishing that continues until the present day. Le Journal de Mickey is now a weekly 60-page magazine, with sister publications Picsou Magazine, Mickey Parade Géant, Super Picsou Géant and Mon Premier Journal de Mickey printing Disney comics in French from around the world.[2] In honor of his dedication to publishing Disney comics, Winkler was given a posthumous Disney Legends award in 1997.[3]

In April 1936, Winkler also published Robinson (périodique) [fr], a 16-page weekly filled with American adventure comics, and he followed this in December 1937 with Hop-là! [fr], "L'hebdomadaire de la jeunesse moderne" (the weekly for the modern child).[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Press: EIGHTH WONDER SYNDICATED". Time. Sep 15, 1941. Archived from the original on September 3, 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ Becattini, Alberto (2016). "The French Connection". Disney Comics: The Whole Story. Theme Park Press. ISBN 978-1683900177.
  3. ^ Weber, Patrick (2014). La Grande Histoire du Journal de Mickey. Éditions Glénat. p. 125. ISBN 978-2-344-00475-3.
  4. ^ Weber, Patrick (2014). La Grande Histoire du Journal de Mickey. Éditions Glénat. p. 23. ISBN 978-2-344-00475-3.