Jun 232014
Spirou mural in Brussels (ill. Yoann; photo from http://bdmurales.skynetblogs.be)

Spirou mural, Yoann & Urbana (2014). Photo by Sanza.

A commenter already brought up this news, but here’s a proper post: A Spirou mural has recently been completed in Brussels. Executed by the graffiti artist Urbana (Nicolas Morreel) from a drawing by Yoann, the mural is located on the Rue Notre-Dame De Gráces, in the Marolles district on the south side of the city center, near the Palais de Justice. Brussels is of course known for its many comic book murals, but while it already had ones for Gaston, Petit Spirou, and most recently the Marsupilami, Spirou somehow hasn’t been featured until now. Continue reading »

Jun 202014

'Go Champignac!' (ill. Nic Broca & Alain de Kuyssche; (c) Dupuis and the artists; SR scanlation)

“It’s the perfect time! A football story for the World Cup! And when else would we run it?” That’s more or less the logic for posting the 1981 adventure Go Champignac! as a scanlation in four parts now. It’s certainly not for its high quality or because it holds any other interest, except perhaps as arguably the worst Spirou story ever made… Continue reading »

Jun 132014

A few weeks ago we reported that the May round of the Spirou Challenge was to make a one-page comic. One Spirou Reporter reader who took up the challenge was Sasa Tseng, whose fanart was previously featured here. Well, the results of the competition were announced this week, and Sasa was one of the winners, taking 5th place. Congratulations! Indeed, congratulations to all the winners. Here’s the full list:

  1. Yohan Sacré
  2. Henri Blum
  3. Romain Hude
  4. Giulia Jones
  5. Yu-Juei Tseng (Sasa Tseng)

The comics will be featured in #3979 of the Journal (published 16. July). Meanwhile, here’s an entry that didn’t make it to the top.

The Substitute (ill. Sasa Tseng; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from tumblr)

The Substitute, by Sasa Tseng (2014). From tumblr. (This is NOT the entry that won 5th place.)

Jun 082014

'Spirou & Spip' (ill. Al Séverin; (c) Dupuis and the artist; SR scanlation)

When Spirou turned 75th, he got a whole anniversary Year of Spirou in his honor. Today (ahem!) is the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of both Spip and Fantasio, in the 8. June, 1939 issue of the Journal de Spirou. There hasn’t been much celebration of that, but perhaps a suitable scanlation is in order… Continue reading »

Jun 062014

'Journal d'un ingénu' DK: 'Portræt af helten som troskyldig ung mand' (ill. Bravo; (c) Cobolt)

The Danish edition of Émile Bravo’s Journal d’un ingénu, “Splint: Portræt af helten som troskyldig ung mand”, has been nominated for Pingprisen 2014, a Danish comic award, in the category “best children’s/youth comic”. Cobolt put out the album, which was originally published in 2008, in October last year, in a Danish translation by Ole Steen Hansen. The Swedish edition from the same publisher came out last month. Continue reading »