Oct 292014

Spirou 54 cliffhanger, from JDS #3994 (ill. Yoann & Vehlmann; (c) Dupuis and the artists; SR scanlation)

This week’s Journal de Spirou brings the ending to the latest Spirou & Fantasio adventure by Yoann & Vehlmann, Le Groom de Sniper Alley (Spirou #54, “The Sniper Alley Bellhop”). And that means another cliffhanger/teaser for the album to follow. This one is of particular interest, and has already generated a great deal of discussion and speculation. At the same time, giving away the ending is obviously a MAJOR SPOILER, so consider carefully whether you want to peek! Continue reading »

Oct 242014

Spirou and Fantasio sketches (ill. Philippe Buchet; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from inedispirou.com)

Posted a while back on InediSpirou, originally from an exhibition at the Galerie Bruxelles–Paris, these sketches by Philippe Buchet (who has worked with Morvan on Sillage and with him and Munuera on the spin-off Nävis) were not strictly fanart, but rather preparations for a proposed one-shot that never happened. One more page under the fold, follow the links to see more, which seem to show Spirou and Fantasio as (American?) soldiers in WWII. Strange concept, if you ask me… Continue reading »

Oct 122014

'The Exemplary Life of Jijé' (ill. Chaland, Clerc, Sire; (c) Humanoïdes Associés and the artists; SR scanlation)

This year is the one-hundredth anniversary of Jijé, one of the most influential artists in the early years of the Journal de Spirou, creator of numerous classic comics, mentor to Franquin, and the first artist to take over Spirou after its creator, Rob-Vel (not counting assistants and fill-ins). So here’s a short comic about his life, created in 1980 by Yves Chaland, assisted by Serge Clerc and Denis Sire. Continue reading »