The Philippines, being a country archipelago of islands and seas, have naturally wonderful beaches, some of which are famous the world over.Beaches like Puerto Galera, Boracay, and the various beaches in Cebu rake in tourists from around the world all year round because of their pristine and cool blue waters and fine, white-sand shores.Finally, Poloyagan Beach have rocky outcroppings and coral reefs so one should be careful in trekking them. Claude Poppé (1963-1965) Jean Giraud (1966-2012) fr:Évelyne Tranlé (1969-1970) Fraisic Marot (1983) fr: Janet Gale (1985-1994) Florence Breton (1990-1999) fr: Claudine Blanc-Dumont (1993-2012†) Claire Champeval (2003) Scarlett Smulkowski (2005) Jocelyne Etter-Charrance (2015-) Blueberry is Western comic series created in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées (BD) tradition by the Belgian scriptwriter Jean-Michel Charlier and French comics artist Jean "Mœbius" Giraud.There is also the White Beach that, as its name suggests, is a stretch of white sand beach just minutes southeast of the seaport. The clear, deep, blue waters (even during low tides) are excellent for swimming and diving.The Bomba Beach, located in barangay Bomba some 2 kilometers away from the city, is also a good area for swimming and fishing, with a bomba bridge and natural coral reefs.The Muricay Beach is located further away, at 4 kilometers, but the white sands and clear seas more than make up for the distance.There are also mangrove tracts and seaweed plantations nearby, for those who are interested in such plant specimens.
During low tides, a smaller, more undeveloped island appears and like the rest, is also suitable for fishing and swimming.A happy coincidence was that Giraud was also intimately familiar with the landscapes that had inspired Charlier, as he already had been on an extended stay of nine months in Mexico in 1956, where the endless blue skies and unending flat plains of Mexico's northern deserts had "cracked open his mind"."Charlier, together with Goscinny the editors-in-chief, wanted a western.He already had outlines in mind, but asked me to come up with a name.Directly before he started his apprenticeship at Jijé, Jean Giraud had already approached Jean-Michel Charlier on his own accord, asking him if he was interested in writing scripts for a new western series for publication in Pilote, the just by Charlier co-launched legendary French comic magazine.Biographer fr: Gilles Ratier though, has noted that Charlier, when he felt he was preaching to the choir, had the tendency to "take liberties" with actual events for dramatic effect.After enlisting in the Union Army, he becomes an enemy of discrimination of all kinds, fighting against the Confederates (although being a Southerner himself, first enlisting as a bugler in order to avoid having to fire upon his former countrymen), later trying to protect the rights of Native Americans.He starts his adventures in the Far West as a lieutenant in the United States Cavalry shortly after the war.On his many travels in the West, Blueberry is frequently accompanied by his trusted companions, the hard-drinking deputy Jimmy Mc Clure, and later also by "Red Neck" Wooley, a rugged pioneer and army scout.In his youth, Giraud had been a passionate fan of American Westerns and Blueberry has its roots in his earlier Western-themed works such as the Frank et Jeremie shorts, which were drawn for Far West magazine when he was only 18 – also having been his first sales as free-lancer – , the Western short stories he created for the magazines from French publisher Fleurus (his first professional tenured employment as comic artist in the period 1956-1958), and his collaboration with Joseph "Jijé" Gillain on an episode of the latter's Jerry Spring series in 1960, which appeared in the Belgian comics magazine Spirou ("fr: La Route de Coronado", issues 1192 – 1213, 1961), aside from his subsequent Western contributions to Benoit Gillian's (son of Jijé) short-lived comic magazine Bonux-Boy (1960/61).Furthermore, Charlier had already visited the South-West of the United States in 1960, resulting in several Native-American themed educational Pilote editorials.In 1962, the magazine sent Charlier on a reporting assignment around the world for its editorials, and one of his last 1963 ports of call was Edwards Airforce Base in the Mojave Desert, California.