There’s a black-and-white lineart version here. According to the information in the post, the album should be out in 2017.
There were a few updates on the publications front last month as well. Stories by Frank and by Al, Munuera clarifies a question of genealogy, some fancy Fournier books, and good news + rumors from Norway…
Munuera, Bravo, Yoann and Kolk (Update: and Severin!)… That should be enough of a teaser for this update!
Today is the fiftieth birthday of Spirou artist Fabrice Parme.
The serialization of La Lumière de Bornéo (“The Light from Borneo”) continues apace, and Dupuis have now added the album, set to be released on 7. October, to their website. There are two versions: the regular album edition, now with a new cover, and a special deluxe edition for collectors. Interestingly, the length of the two books are given as 92 and 168 pages, while the story is supposed to be “only” 82 pages long, so even the regular edition may include some extras.
Here are the two covers in full resolution, as well as the earlier working version of the cover and a set of photos of Frank Pé painting in a Paris café, before an audience of French and Belgian book sellers (posted to Facebook by Dupuis a while ago):
The third annual Spirou Festival will take place a month from now, 2.–4. September, as seen in the announcement above, posted on Facebook and in the Journal.
As before, the Spirou Festival is simply the Dupuis section of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, and doesn’t focus specifically on Spirou & Fantasio. Dupuis hasn’t provided the detailed program yet (and in fact, even the poster is almost exactly the same as for the 2014 festival), but the Brussels Comic Strip Festival site provides this description:
A couple of updates on the one-shots by Bravo and Durieux, and Spirou Reporter looks further afield to publications in other languages.