Fresco’s fan club To many people, Fresco-Le-Raye was possibly 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 4 000 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. Complete strips were dedicated to the character as he became ever more popular. He also had a problem corner. The fan club closed when the strip was discontinued. In March 2022, Fresco celebrates his 2 000 050th birthday.