Catching up on some older news, it was revealed in December that the upcoming album by Munuera, La Fille de Zorglub (“Zorglub’s Daughter”), won’t be a Spirou one-shot, but actually the first volume in a Zorglub spin-off series. Also, the title is now the slightly different La Fille du Z (“Daughter of the Z”).
The first few pages of Le Maître des hosties noires (“The Master of the Black Hosts”), the upcoming one-shot by Schwartz & Yann, will no doubt run soon in the Journal de Spirou. But they are already featured on the Dupuis site and posted by Schwartz to Facebook. So here, following on the recently featured covers, is a scanlation sneak peek…
Have to admit I was a bit confused by this strip until I realized that the guy in the helmet is not Spirou… This episode is by Nykko & Bannister, who respectively write and illustrate Les Enfants d’Ailleurs (published in English as The Elsewhere Chronicles). Bannister was previously featured here with an X75 strip.
Steve Baker’s main contribution to the Journal de Spirou is the series La Vie en slip (“Life Is Briefs”), a gag comic about three friends, influenced by Calvin & Hobbes.
This episode is by Christophe Bataillon, a French artist who’s worked for a number of comics magazines. In the Journal de Spirou, he usually does gag cartoons and quiz illustrations.
Berth mainly draws gag cartoons for the editorial pages, in particular under the title Le XXIe siècle est parmi nous (“The 21st Century Is Upon Us”).