Roger Langridge is a comic book creator known for comics such as Fred the Clown and The Muppet Show. These pieces were done as commissions for the Leipzig Manga-Comic-Con.
Thanks to Bob for the tip!
There was some discussion about the interpretation of Luna Cortizone in the last Scanlation Sunday update. Here’s a more conventional version of the character, by Charline Mahroug aka Winona Adamon:
A few weeks ago, Spirou Reporter reposted an image that Kid Toussaint had put up on Facebook, a film noir-ish drawing by Chris Evenhuis for an aborted Spirou project they worked on together. Toussaint followed up that post with a series of images from another Spirou project, this time with more of a superhero flavor:
(The reference to the “professor” being 75 suggests that this may have been intended for the Spirou 75th anniversary issue in 2013.) In addition to this sample page, drawn by David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), the images include studies of many Spirou characters, drawn by several different artists (apparently mostly from the Marvel stable)…
Nicolas Lacombe goes by the handle Kurenai and makes art using scotch tape, as seen in this video:
Finished piece under the cut…
Yesterday it was 60 years since Gaston Lagaffe walked into the door of the offices of the Journal de Spirou (or to put it another way, 60 years since the publication date of issue #985 of the Journal, with the first appearance of the character). As low-profile as the introduction was, Gaston – created by André Franquin and Yvan Delporte – would come to have immense impact on Spirou & Fantasio, pulling Franquin away from the series and redefining the relationship between the characters and the magazine publishing their adventures.
The “most recent” sorting on tumblr is weird, but otherwise I probably wouldn’t have seen this piece from 2014.
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:
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).
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From last year’s Inktober:
Joseph Cooper is an American comics artist who has worked on titles for Valiant and DC.
Francis Portela studied and teaches at the Escola de Cómic Joso in Barcelona, and has worked on American comics from DC, Marvel and Valiant.