In his archives, Cabu had kept his childhood notebooks, early drawings, and his sketches published in the local daily newspaper L’Union, in which the first humorous lines of the man who still signed his name, J-Kbu, can be found. All these drawings from his youth were brought to Châlons by his family in the spring of 2018.
The Duduchothèque takes its name from the Grand Duduche character created by Cabu. It is a memory of high school, created with him and his friends in mind. Duduche is a dunce who distinguishes himself from the other “friends” by a degree of tenderness, a liking for pranks and a head full of dreams. He appears in Cabu’s drawings and throughout his career.