Do you speak Zorlingo? Siht eno si yb Erreip Ylliab. Bailly’s main contribution to the Journal has been the series Ludo. According to BD Oubliées he holds an unusual distinction: he was first featured in the magazine back in 1952, 18 years before he was born!
As the artist points out, it was officially confirmed this week that Dibbuks will publish Spirou & Fantasio in Spain, reportedly at a rate of four publications per year, starting in February. They’ll apparently start off with the first Tome & Janry intégrale volume.
This year is the one-hundredth anniversary of Jijé, one of the most influential artists in the early years of the Journal de Spirou, creator of numerous classic comics, mentor to Franquin, and the first artist to take over Spirou after its creator, Rob-Vel (not counting assistants and fill-ins). So here’s a short comic about his life, created in 1980 by Yves Chaland, assisted by Serge Clerc and Denis Sire.
Updated to use DeviantArt version of the image.
Following yesterday’s page from the upcoming Frank Pé and Zidrou one-shot, here’s the first look at Émile Bravo’s sequel to Journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”): one page in pencil sketch version. This page seems to take place on 10. May, 1940, the start of the German invasion of Belgium during WWII. The page constitutes Bravo’s contribution to a special publication in support of La Parenthèse bookstore in Nancy, which can be ordered here. (News via grelots on the Spirou.com forum.)
Updated: Originally posted on Stripspeciaalzaak and then reposted in many other places, a page said to be from the upcoming one-shot by Frank Pé and Zidrou, previously known as L’Okapi blanc (“The White Okapi”), but now listed under a new Dutch title, Het Licht van Borneo (“The Light from Borneo”). This page is apparently on exhibition at the CBBD in Brussels. From what we see here, Champignac and an acquaintance have discovered a nonexistent mushroom, and Spirou wants to take up painting as a hobby. Notice that Spirou’s part of the story takes place in Brussels (you can see the edge of Frank’s famous mural).
Stripspeciaalzaak also report that Frank has finished 20 pages out of a projected 78, and that the one-shot is expected in 2016. (Let me also add that none of the first few places I saw this reposted even mentioned Stripspeciaalzaak or the CBBD, which is just poor form. Since they also omitted much of the other information, they’re also depriving their readers of the chance to find out more.)
Just a few things to report, so let’s make this super quick: A German Gesamtausgabe, Spirou for Spanish-speakers, K.O. for V.O., and Spirou takes cover in Sniper Alley… (Updated)
This is from a Spirou fanart exhibition held for the anniversary last year.
Guillaume Decaux often does a games page in the Journal, and sometimes collaborates with Thiriet.