Feb 172017
 

For Valentine’s Day earlier this week, writer Kid Toussaint (Magic 7) posted this image by his frequent collaborator Chris Evenhuis (Killing Time, Wynonna Earp) to Twitter and Facebook, from a one-shot that didn’t get picked up:

Kiss Me Deadly, Spirou, illustration from abandoned one-shot (ill. Chris Evenhuis & Kid Toussaint; Copyright (c) 2017 the artists; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from twitter.com/kidtoussaint)

Illustration for an abandoned one-shot with Kid Toussaint, by Chris Evenhuis

Toussaint writes in the comments: “Sometimes the publishers ask you for something unusual, that ultimately doesn’t go ahead… it was very good, though. […] They were very nice about it (these things happen), so no hard feelings. Just a shame, since we were having fun. […] Unusual attitude for Spirou, but it all made sense in the script. (Spoiler: It was a clone.)” The piece is inspired by the home video cover for the classic film noir Kiss Me Deadly (1955).

Thanks to Alexis Seny for the tip!

Nov 182016
 
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern poster for Fumetto: International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013 (ill. Emmanuel "Exem" Excoffier; Copyright (c) 2013 by the artist)

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern poster for Fumetto: International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013,by Emmanuel ‘Exem’ Excoffier

Exem (Emmanuel Excoffier) is a Swiss artist in the ligne claire style, most active in poster work. For Fumetto, the International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013, he was artist in residence, working in public in the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, for which he created this promotional poster. (The artist dropping his pages in the foreground is a self-portrait. Pictures from the event here.)

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.