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?
This episode is by Christophe Bataillon, a French artist who’s worked for a number of comics magazines. In the Journal de Spirou, he usually does gag cartoons and quiz illustrations.
Munuera, Bravo, Yoann and Kolk (Update: and Severin!)… That should be enough of a teaser for this update!
Something not-quite-fanart this Friday:
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).
Today is the fiftieth birthday of Spirou artist Fabrice Parme.
From Instagram, some Fantasio fanart by Nicolas Moons.
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):