Oct 292016
 
Pierre Richard, Natacha Régnier and Sacha Pinaud in 'Le Petit Spirou' film (Copyright (c) 2016 Les Films du Cap – Les Partenaires; Photo from facebook.com)

Sacha Pinaud (front), Pierre Richard and Natacha Régnier (back) in ‘Le Petit Spirou’.

The shooting of the Petit Spirou (“Little Spirou”) film directed by Nicolas Bary began 1. August and wrapped nine weeks later, on or around 5. October, reports RTL and the director. The movie is scheduled for release in one year: 18. October 2017. Continue reading »

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.

Oct 022016
 

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… Continue reading »

Sep 232016
 
Spirou et Cie. ("Spirou & Co."; ill. unknown; Copyright (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from mysterycomics-rdb.blogspot.com?)

Spirou et Cie (“Spirou & Co.”), by unknown artist

I always try to link back to the artist or source for any fanart image posted on Spirou Reporter, but it’s not always so easy. This one has been sitting in a folder on my computer for who knows how long, and seems to have vanished without trace from the Internet during that time. The filename indicates that the title is Spirou et Cie and that it comes from the Mystery Comics blog (where it’s no longer to be found), but that’s all I know. I can’t read the artist’s signature, either (“Roosa”?). Perhaps some of you may know?

Sep 162016
 
Spirou and Spip by Grand Casino del Sardinero, Santander, Spain (ill. Christina "Neryko"; Copyright (c) 2015 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from neryko.deviantart.com)

Spirou and Spip in front of the Gran Casino del Sardinero, by Neryko (2015)

Another piece of fanart from last year’s series of Spanish exhibitions. This one by Neryko is from Spirou, un botones en el palacio (“Spirou: A Bellhop in the Palace”), held last November–December in Santander, and shows the city’s great casino in the background.