Poor Fantasio… Keep in mind that Spirou faked his death and didn’t tell his friend about it, which here seems rather cruel. Olivier Schwartz (without Yann, this time around) should need no introduction.
This is not the Yann who wrote La Femme-léopard and other albums, by the way.
Not sure when the next scanlation is coming, but something else surely is:
This one-pager by Yohan Sacré (25) finished first in the fourth Spirou Challenge, in which contestants were to create their own Spirou comic. It was printed, along with the four other winners, in Journal de Spirou #3979.
The magazine also ran an interview with Sacré:
You may know Sasa Tseng from her Spirou fan art on tumblr, from her one-page comic featured in the Journal #3979, or from previous Spirou Reporter posts. So who better to ask for some graphics for the site? Sasa has provided three illustrations, which will be used on various pages. A bit of adaptation of both the images and the site layout is required, so it might take a while before they’re incorporated, but here you have the original versions.
Good news everybody! The next Spirou adventure and one-shot are coming, perhaps sooner than expected, and there is going to be a graphic novel about the real-life inspiration for Spirou…
OK, now we’re getting somewhere! Renaud Collin‘s main series in the Journal de Spirou is Le Monde selon François (“The World According to François”).
Late in the day, here’s a nice piece of fanart off tumblr: