The series premiered in
1976. Stopped in 2007.
Le Génie des Alpages is an
absurd and plotless series told in 2-pagers about
an unruly flock of eccentric sheep led by the
black ram Romuald grazing on the slopes of the
Alps. They are looked after by an intellectual
shepherd's dog simply called Le Chien (The Dog)
and owned by a nameless, old shepherd (who is
later replaced with the young shepherd Athanase
The French title means The Genius of
the Mountain Pastures.