Madaule makes the strip Eglantine et Diégo for the magazine.
For the 75th anniversary issue, the Journal de Spirou invited 16 comic artists to each create a strip on the same subject: The Count of Champignac having invented something called X75. Over the next few weeks, while Spirou Reporter is on holiday, we’ll be running one of these a day (Mon-Thu) so the site isn’t completely dead. First up, Darasse (who draws Tamara in the magazine):
On 27. July the Spirou Tour reaches its most southerly point, and the Journal marks the occasion with a cover by Tarrin:
I feel like he’s emphasizing some aspect of the place, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…
On this Saturday, 29. June, the Spirou exhibition Un héros dynamique (“A Dynamic Hero”) opens in Angoulême, France. Held in the comics center and museum Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image, it will run until 6. October.
Continuing to publish the short stories from the anniversary issue, this month’s issue of the German magazine Comix translates Jokarira bien qui jokarira le dernier (A pun on the expression “He who laughs last, laughs best” and the game jokari), a three-pager by Dany and Yann. (More information here.)
We’ve previously looked at upcoming Spirou releases in other languages, but nothing can compare to what’s offered in French. Declaring 2013 the Year of Spirou, Dupuis has packed its schedule full of publications. Let’s first have a look at what has already been released…
As previously reported, the 75th anniversary issue of the Journal de Spirou included a whole bunch of short Spirou stories by various authors and artists. Except for the Yoann & Vehlmann tale, it seemed unlikely that any of these would be available in other languages any time soon. However, it turns out that the German magazine Comix has managed to make a deal with Dupuis to republish a selection of these stories in German.
The first to appear is Fabrice Tarrin’s 4-pager Le conte du Champignap (“The Story of Champignap”) in issue 05/2013, now available. The magazine appears to come out more or less monthly, so other stories should follow in not too long. (Comix, with an ungoogleable name and no webpage of its own, apparently has its online presence based here. Welcome, German readers, and thanks for pointing back to the forum!)
The Spirou Tour is a series of events throughout Belgium, France and Switzerland, organized by the Journal de Spirou during the year in order to celebrate the 75th anniversary. This Saturday, the Spirou Tour made its Swiss stop, in Lausanne on Lake Geneva.
Poster for a comics festival in Rochefort. This year’s guest of honor is Spirou (whatever that means); other guests include Tarrin, Feroumont and Bertrand Pissavy-Yvernault (La véritable histoire de Spirou).
The Turbotraction car keys are a nice detail! (I assume the telescope is some sort of local reference. The monument in the background is the Porte de l’Arsenal.)
Among this year’s many Spirou exhibitions, it’s perhaps worth mentioning the one at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels, “Spirou passed from hand to hand” (23 April – 6 October) if only because the website and catalog are available in English.
… Oh, and because it features a number of sketches for possible upcoming one-shots:
(Photos from Stripspeciaalzaak)