Jan 222014

75 Years of Spirou closing ceremony (photo by JJ Procureur via blog.dupuis.com)

This last weekend, there was apparently a closing ceremony for the 2013 75th anniversary “Year of Spirou”, held in Charleroi, Belgium. Part of the event included a live art jam, a collaborative drawing by a number of the magazine’s artists: Yoann, Batem, Feroumont, and a number of others. Continue reading »

Jan 212014

Spirou in the Land of Eskimos

… And we’re back! To celebrate Jijé’s anniversary, I wanted to present one of his first Spirou stories, Spirou chez les esquimaux (“Spirou in the Land of the Eskimos”) from 1940–1941. For various reasons (partly all the work of editing Jijé’s elaborate titles) it has been delayed, but here are the first three pages, in any case. Continue reading »