This week’s scanlation might need a little context. In February of this year, the Journal de Spirou ran a special issue (#4010) on the theme “Where is Spip?” – the premise being that Spip had disappeared and had to be found. The magazine featured several stories about the hunt for him, and every comic in the magazine featured a more-or-less hidden Spip (“Where’s Waldo?”-style) in one panel.
The story of why he left, what happened to him, and his eventual return was told in a little stripbook for subscribers called Le Nid de l’ami Spip (“Spip’s Nest”, featuring an untranslatable pun on “The Nest of the Marsupilamis”) by Sergio Salma. This story, however, is by Sti (L’Île carrément perdue) and Pau (familiar from this cover):
Since the story actually has almost nothing to do with Spip, I considered renaming it, but decided to stick with the original title since it’s referenced a couple of times in dialog.