This week, instead of fanart, here’s a Spirou picture done by Yoann in a rather unusual style. It relates to the short story in this week’s issue of the Journal, Supergroom (“Super Bellhop”), which involves Spirou becoming a superhero.
This illustration is done in a style similar to Jaimie Hewlett (Tank Girl, Gorillaz), and Yoann says:
It’s true that this is something we’ve never seen in Spirou! Just to let you know, Jaimie Hewlett and I both had our first comics published in the magazine Deadline in the 90s. We’ve been kindred spirits in our approach for a long time. He is one of the artists who inspires me, along with Breccia, Franquin, Blutch, Paul Pope, Moebius, to name just a few! The first Spirou album we [i.e. Vehlmann and I] did, Les Géants pétrifiés (“The Petrified Giants”), showed a clear tendency to mix the graphic style of Gorillaz and Spirou. You should check it out!
I would also add that the costume is quite reminiscent of The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens:
The story itself uses the more traditional Spirou style, as seen here in the first page: