Sep 012017

Due to personal circumstances, Spirou Reporter has been off for a while. It’s probably still going to be a little while before scanlations resume, but I’ll try to catch up on the various news over the coming weeks. For now, let’s at least return to our other regular feature: Fanart Friday. Achim Reinecke has sent over another great gallery of Spirou commissions, and we’re starting with this:

Spirou and Ric Hochet racing, commission for Achim Reinecke (ill. Simon Van Liemt; Copyright (c) 2016 by the artist; Spirou (c Dupuis; image from Achim Reinecke)

Spirou and Ric Hochet racing (commission for Achim Reinecke), by Simon Van Liemt (2016)

Simon Van Liemt is a French artist who draws Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Ric Hochet (“Ric Hochet’s New Cases”), a reboot of a classic suspense comic by Tibet. It is written by Zidrou, who also wrote Frank Pé’s Spirou one-shot, La Lumière de Bornéo (“The Light from Borneo”).

May 262017
Spirou in Jerez de la Frontera, fanart for "...y se escribe Spirou" exhibition in Cádiz (ill. David Garrido; Copyright (c) 2015 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis)

Spirou in Jerez de la Frontera, by David Garrido (2015)

Right now there’s another Spirou exhibition going on at the Matadero Madrid art center in Madrid, Spain. Co-organized by Spirou publisher Dibbuks and called simply Spirou en Madrid, it presents some of the works that were previously exhibited in the different “… y se escribe Spirou” art shows in various places across Spain back in 2015. One of them is this piece by David Garrido, originally from the exhibition in Cádiz. You can see photos of the Madrid exhibition here.

May 122017

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The deadline for the 24-hour Spirou challenge has now passed, with 10 completed entries and another 14 partially finished. One of the ones still working is Andaine (amateur category), who has been live-streaming the progress for the last day, page by hand-painted page. (The livestream just went offline while writing this post, so instead I’ve included a video clip from yesterday. The rest of them are on Twitch.) You can see the uploaded pages here.

Congratulations to all contestants, and looking forward to reading their stories over the next few days!

May 022017

Spirou clock and Spip, "24 hours of comics in Angoulême" logo ('les 24 heures de la bande dessinée angoulême'; ill. Trondheim; Copyright (c) 2017 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from

On 11. and 12. May (that’s Thursday and Friday next week), Dupuis and la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (“The International City of Comics and Illustration Art”) cultural center in Angoulême will arrange a Spirou comic challenge, where participants from all over the world are invited to create a 24-page Spirou comic (22 pages + front and back covers) in 24 hours. Continue reading »