Sep 232016
 
Spirou et Cie. ("Spirou & Co."; ill. unknown; Copyright (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from mysterycomics-rdb.blogspot.com?)

Spirou et Cie (“Spirou & Co.”), by unknown artist

I always try to link back to the artist or source for any fanart image posted on Spirou Reporter, but it’s not always so easy. This one has been sitting in a folder on my computer for who knows how long, and seems to have vanished without trace from the Internet during that time. The filename indicates that the title is Spirou et Cie and that it comes from the Mystery Comics blog (where it’s no longer to be found), but that’s all I know. I can’t read the artist’s signature, either (“Roosa”?). Perhaps some of you may know?

Sep 162016
 
Spirou and Spip by Grand Casino del Sardinero, Santander, Spain (ill. Christina "Neryko"; Copyright (c) 2015 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from neryko.deviantart.com)

Spirou and Spip in front of the Gran Casino del Sardinero, by Neryko (2015)

Another piece of fanart from last year’s series of Spanish exhibitions. This one by Neryko is from Spirou, un botones en el palacio (“Spirou: A Bellhop in the Palace”), held last November–December in Santander, and shows the city’s great casino in the background.

Aug 262016
 

Something not-quite-fanart this Friday:

Flyer advertising the Journal de Spirou, in the album 'Les Trois fantômes de Tesla' (ill. Guilhem Bec; Copyright (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from facebook.com)

Flyer distributed with ‘Les Trois fantômes de Tesla’, illustrated by Guilhem Bec (2016)

Guilhem draws the fantasy comic Zarla for the Journal de Spirou, but his current project is the retrofuturistic adventure Les Trois fantômes de Tesla (“Tesla’s Three Ghosts”), written by Richard Marazano and officially released today from Le Lombard. As a bit of cross-promotion, the album includes a flyer advertising the Journal, while next week’s issue of the magazine includes an excerpt of the album as a bonus (Lombard and Dupuis are both owned by the Média-Participations group).

Aug 032016
 

'La Lumière de Bornéo' FR covers, regular and tirage luxe ("The Light from Borneo"; ill. Frank Pé & Zidrou; Copyright (c) 2016 Dupuis and the artists; image from dupuis.com)

The serialization of La Lumière de Bornéo (“The Light from Borneo”) continues apace, and Dupuis have now added the album, set to be released on 7. October, to their website. There are two versions: the regular album edition, now with a new cover, and a special deluxe edition for collectors. Interestingly, the length of the two books are given as 92 and 168 pages, while the story is supposed to be “only” 82 pages long, so even the regular edition may include some extras.

Here are the two covers in full resolution, as well as the earlier working version of the cover and a set of photos of Frank Pé painting in a Paris café, before an audience of French and Belgian book sellers (posted to Facebook by Dupuis a while ago):