With the very kind permission of Simon Léturgie, Spirou Reporter‘s Christmas scanlation is Un Noël sans neige à Champignac (“Green Christmas in Champignac”) from 2007. This story by him and Jean Léturgie was never officially published, appearing directly on his blog (though it’s no longer available there).
This looks vaguely inspired by Franquin’s Le Prisonnier du Bouddha (“Prisoner of the Buddha”).
Before you’ve even had a chance to get the super-special edition of the latest Spirou adventure, it’s time to get excited about the next next Spirou album… but sad about one character that will houba hop away again, and a one-shot that won’t be seen at all… Edit: And art for a new Spirou story with the Turbotraction!
A piece from Facebook this week. Dekeyser is a Belgian comic artist and colorist.
Today the 4000th issue of the Journal de Spirou is for sale. Quite an anniversary! It must be said that the official numbering is a slight exaggeration, since it’s based on counting back the weeks to the first issue on 21. April 1938, ignoring that the magazine didn’t actually come out for part of WWII. But let’s not be like those people who insisted the millennium wasn’t New Year’s Eve 1999. This is the anniversary that’s being celebrated!
If Spirou looks a bit stressed on the cover, well, there’s a reason for that…
Last night this site saw a big spike in its usually modest number of visitors, for no immediately obvious reason. That reason became clear today, when I discovered that the artist Simon Léturgie had posted about Spirou Reporter on Facebook.
Unfortunately, his was not a happy post. Seeing one of his comics at the top of the page, and under the impression that this was an official site set up by Éditions Dupuis (or its owners, Média Participations), Léturgie complained in the strongest terms about the company’s unauthorized and unpaid reuse of his work.
Let me at once offer my sincerest apologies to Léturgie and clarify that Spirou Reporter is a fan site that is in no way affiliated with Dupuis, or with any other company.
(Résumé en français: Je dois préciser que Spirou Reporter est un site de fan non officiel, sans aucun affiliation des Éditions Dupuis. Je vous prie de m’excuser pour tout l’indignation, malentendu ou violation du droit d’auteur. Mes excuses surtout à Simon Léturgie. Désolé!)
Olivier Grojnowski (“O’Groj”) is a friend of Tarrin and Neidhardt, and does both humorous and – well, maybe “realistic” isn’t quite the right word for it – comics. Here with a cubist Spirou, which – as pointed out in the comments – is a Journal de Spirou cover from 1995. (I can’t help but feel the picture is meant to make up a word or number or something, but if it is I can’t read it.)
As 2014 draws to an end, it’s hard to keep up with all the Spirou stories coming out! Last week’s issue of the Journal saw the first episode of La Grosse tête (“The Big Head”), the new one-shot by Makyo, Toldac and Téhem. Let’s have a peek…