Feb 142014
 

There’s a section of Spirou fandom, much in evidence on tumblr and DeviantArt, that is really into imagining various characters involved romantically. And one of the main pairings is, of course, Spirou/Fantasio.

There’s nothing particularly unique about that: you get the same kind of slash-fantasies for pretty much any piece of pop culture. But this particular case is perhaps more well-founded than most: Spirou and Fantasio, after all, are two guys of similar age who never (at least in Franquin’s album) show any interest in women, who spend most of their time with each other, and who eventually move in together. Even if it wasn’t intended that way (and it wasn’t), they could easily be seen as a couple.

However you choose to interpret their relationship – gay or straight, romantic or platonic – one thing is for sure: there is a love between them, and the strength of that bond is one of the main things that defines the series. Happy Valentine’s Day!

'Happy late Valentine's!' (ill. Hjernedaud; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from deviantart.com)

By Hjernedaud (2012). Image from DeviantArt.

  7 Responses to “Fanart Friday: Valentine”

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    Of course, those male relationships have been epidemic in Franco-Belgian comics: Tintin and Haddock, Blake and Mortimer, Tif and Tondu, Johan and Pirlouit etc. I think few readers really interpreted them in that way when the series or characters were created. For Asterix and Obelix, Goscinny and Uderzo actually created a female love interest for Obelix after a while: Falbala. (Asterix would always act rather indifferent to women, though.)

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    Ow, so sweet! I love Spirou/Luna the most, but the bromance between S&F is real and really cute.

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    Ow, so sweet! I love Spirou/Luna the most, but the bromance between S&F is real and really cute.

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