In 1957, the Journal de Spirou reached issue #1000 (albeit having skipped some numbers during the war). The anniversary issue included several supplements, including a mini-comic (pages that could be taken out and folded up to make another, smaller magazine) for which Franquin drew this little two-pager. Spirou 2000 looks forward to the magazine’s 2000th issue, which would come out in 1976. So get ready for some retro-futurism!
This scanlation was intended for 3. January, to celebrate Franquin’s birthday and because it fits pretty well with a New Year theme. But as it was originally printed in poor quality and small format, and I only had access to second-hand facsimiles of varying quality, I decided to try to restore and recolor it from scratch. This took an unreasonably long time, so it’s only ready now, two weeks late. (Nor am I convinced that the results were worth it.) It is based on scans from Les Memoires de Spirou, Franquin : Le géant du rire, and the Franquin intégrale from Rombaldi.