Fresco’s fan club To many people, Fresco-Le-Raye was undoubtedly the real star though he was not an original character in the strip. The story would stop for many weeks for Fresco specials. Fresco featured on the front cover at least once, and had some chapters of his novel printed in the paper. He also had several alternate personalities. In fact, he was so popular that a fan club was set up for him. For a large stamped addressed envelope you could join the Fresco-Le-Raye fan club. Over 4000 people did. As well as getting a sticker you would also get a newsletter, a certificate and a badge. There was a secret code (openly published in the paper of course) between Fresco and his fans. The fan club closed when the strip was discontinued. In March 2002, Fresco celebrated his 2000030th birthday. With the publication of this site, Fresco lived again. You can see new and original Fresco strips here. Complete strips were dedicated to the character as he became ever more popular. Here is just one (click to enlarge).