Leblon-Delienne, creator of statuettes and emotions
Leblon-Delienne, holder of the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label since 2010, was the precursor of comic-book figurines. It designs and makes limited-edition, 3D collectors’ statuettes of comic-book characters. A meeting with the company’s chairman and managing director, Laurent Buob, was a must.
In 1983, Marie Leblon, a sculptor with the unique talent of being able to bring comic-book characters to life, invented a new craft and founded Leblon-Delienne, a company specialising in limited-edition comic-book statuettes, with a team of guild-qualified artisans.
The sculpture studio possesses unique expertise: constant repetition of precise, rigorous strokes to reproduce the perfect expression, skilful alignment of colour to the comic, etc.
Over the years, the company has obtained the licences to produce such emblematic characters as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, Gaston Lagaffe, and Blake and Mortimer, as well as the Smurfs, Bécassine, Spirou, Jehan Pistolet and many others. Leblon-Delienne’s licensed statuettes are recognised as the reference in the Franco-Belgian comic-book world, with more than 500 designs.
For over ten years, Leblon-Delienne has also created items of comic-book furniture (desks, tables, screens, pouffes, etc.).
In 2007, the company was taken over by Laurent Buob, an engineer and businessman with a passion for design, furniture and comics.