The upcoming graphic novel about the cabin boy who inspired Rob-Vel to create Spirou (which is still, unaccountably, being published as a Spirou one-shot) will start serialization in the Journal de Spirou #4145, 20. September, with the album release set for 3. November.
In the sample, Uncle Paul (narrator of many biographical and other “true stories” in the magazine) starts to tell a story from 1929, about Henri de Sainteloi, the director of a transatlantic cruise line who brings his sick daughter with him on a trip from Le Havre to New York. Ptirou himself does not appear in this excerpt, but the blurb talks about a story that deals with poverty and social and economic issues that are again becoming increasingly relevant.
Back in June, Verron created a mural for the comic: