Jan 282016
 

Subscribers have now had a chance to read the final installment of La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”) in the Journal. The next step is the album release on 4. March, and to promote it, Dupuis has released the “teaser trailer” above, recapping the Marsupilami’s history in the series. Interestingly, according to publisher Cobolt, the Danish album release (as Spirillens Vrede) will be on 24. February, before the French publication!

Sep 212015
 

Yoann Empirix interview, from Raptus 2015

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From the Raptus Festival in Norway, Yoann interviewed by Empirix. He reveals that the next album is expected in March 2016, unless he gets delayed. Also cool to hear his pronunciations of the French names.

Edit: This might also be a good opportunity to mention that according to one source (who heard it from Yoann at a signing), the next adventure will be 54 pages long, up from the standard 46 that recent albums in the main series have been allowed. This should be good news, since in the opinion of many fans, several of the albums have suffered from trying to squeeze too much into too few pages. For example, Morvan & Munuera lobbied hard for a couple of extra pages in Paris-sous-Seine (Spirou & Fantasio #47, “Paris-Under-Seine”), but Dupuis remained inflexible.

(Thanks to Walter Wehus for the tip.)

Jul 032015
 

Today I thought I’d feature a video for a change, but then another just popped up, so here’s a double dose of Spirou vehicle models, one a 3D render and one real:

The Count’s submarine, originally from Le repaire de la murène (Spirou & Fantasio #9: “The Lair of the Moray”), via La Franco-Belge on Facebook.

The Zorgmobile, originally from Z comme Zorglub (Spirou & Fantasio #15: Z is for Zorglub), via Franquin et Compagnie on Facebook.