Nov 042016
 

Inktober is a drawing challenge where artists try to make one ink drawing a day throughout October, following some general prompt. This year’s prompt for Day 27 was “creepy”, though I have to say I don’t really see it (probably some artists just ignore the prompts and draw whatever they like):

"Inktober Day 27" Spirou and Fantasio sketch (ill. Nacho "NachoMon" Fernandez; Copyright (c) 2016 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from nachomon.deviantart.com)

Inktober Day 27: Spirou and Fantasio, by Nacho Fernandez (2016)

Nacho’s fanart was featured here before.

Oct 282016
 
Zantafio on the run after his overthrow (ill. Gerben Valkema; Copyright (c) 2016 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from instagram.com/gerben_valkema/)

Zantafio on the run after the overthrow of his dictatorship, by Gerben Valkema (2016)

Gerben Valkema draws a series called Elsje, among other things, and his Spirou fanart has been featured here before. Here’s a picture depicting the aftermath of Franquin’s The Dictator and the Mushroom (Spirou & Fantasio #7), that could almost be a lost panel from the album.

Sep 232016
 
Spirou et Cie. ("Spirou & Co."; ill. unknown; Copyright (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from mysterycomics-rdb.blogspot.com?)

Spirou et Cie (“Spirou & Co.”), by unknown artist

I always try to link back to the artist or source for any fanart image posted on Spirou Reporter, but it’s not always so easy. This one has been sitting in a folder on my computer for who knows how long, and seems to have vanished without trace from the Internet during that time. The filename indicates that the title is Spirou et Cie and that it comes from the Mystery Comics blog (where it’s no longer to be found), but that’s all I know. I can’t read the artist’s signature, either (“Roosa”?). Perhaps some of you may know?

Sep 162016
 
Spirou and Spip by Grand Casino del Sardinero, Santander, Spain (ill. Christina "Neryko"; Copyright (c) 2015 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from neryko.deviantart.com)

Spirou and Spip in front of the Gran Casino del Sardinero, by Neryko (2015)

Another piece of fanart from last year’s series of Spanish exhibitions. This one by Neryko is from Spirou, un botones en el palacio (“Spirou: A Bellhop in the Palace”), held last November–December in Santander, and shows the city’s great casino in the background.

Aug 262016
 

Something not-quite-fanart this Friday:

Flyer advertising the Journal de Spirou, in the album 'Les Trois fantômes de Tesla' (ill. Guilhem Bec; Copyright (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from facebook.com)

Flyer distributed with ‘Les Trois fantômes de Tesla’, illustrated by Guilhem Bec (2016)

Guilhem draws the fantasy comic Zarla for the Journal de Spirou, but his current project is the retrofuturistic adventure Les Trois fantômes de Tesla (“Tesla’s Three Ghosts”), written by Richard Marazano and officially released today from Le Lombard. As a bit of cross-promotion, the album includes a flyer advertising the Journal, while next week’s issue of the magazine includes an excerpt of the album as a bonus (Lombard and Dupuis are both owned by the Média-Participations group).