I grew up in Ireland. Lucky Luke, (l'homme qui tire plus vite que son ombre) was of assistance to my poor attempts to learn French. (Grivelrie: the offence of leaving a restaurant without paying for one's meal. My French teacher didn't know that word, and had to look it up. 26 years later, I still remember it, and have never had the opportunity to use it!).
I think the first Luke comic I read was a gift from my older brother who'd been to France for a visit. The drawings were great, especially the expressions on peoples faces!
Walrus, would you like frites with your wild boar & magic potion? :o)