Aug 282015
 
Spirou & Fantasio vintage vision (ill. Denis Bodart; (c) the artist, 2015; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from denis-bodart.com)

Spirou & Fantasio, vintage vision, by Denis Bodart (2015)

Denis Bodart drew Green Manor, written by Vehlmann (recommended!), but recent projects seem more scarce (he also does advertising illustrations). While this homage is perhaps not the best expression of his style, you can see a lot of nice drawings and comics pages on his home page. His stuff is good, he should get more work!

Aug 272015
 
'La flûte de l'oubli' advertising illustration ("The Flute of Forgetting"; ill. Franquin; (c) Dupuis and the artist; adapted from JdS 1201, via blog.spirou.com)

‘La flûte de l’oubli’ illustration, by Franquin

Remember the adventure where Spirou and Fantasio chase Zantafio from Palombia to New York, to stop him from misusing a powerful, sacred artifact? No? Perhaps you have… amnesia! Continue reading »

Aug 252015
 
'Virus!' p.3a, annotated (ill. Tome & Janry, annotated by Thierry Capezzone; (c) Dupuis and the artists; image from facebook.com)

The “Henning Kure, HK Glacier” out of Copenhagen, from ‘Virus’ by Tome & Janry. (Thierry Capezzone, Forlaget Zoom)

Comic artist Thierry Capezzone writes a column on Facebook for the Danish publisher Zoom, “CKC: Capezzone Kommenterer Comics” (“Capezzone Comments [on] Comics”), where he often relates stories from the Franco-Belgian comics industry. In the latest installment, he describes the transition of Spirou & Fantasio from Fournier to Nic & Cauvin and then to Tome & Janry, with a novel twist… Continue reading »

Aug 242015
 

Yoann has posted another page (or perhaps only one panel of a page?) from the next Spirou album to Facebook. Apparently, the mayor of Champignac has revived an old traditional parade in order to attract tourists. (At first I actually wasn’t sure this was a Spirou page, because I didn’t recognize any of the characters, until I finally spotted Spirou and the Count, and then the mayor.)

Pencils for page or panel from Spirou 55 (ill. Yoann & Vehlmann; (c) Dupuis and the artists; image from facebook.com)

(The figure on the central float is Bob le Cow-boy, from a joke comic created by Vehlmann under a pseudonym. That rodent further back also looks strangely familiar…)