This great little animation, posted by Journal de Spirou on Facebook, deserves its own post here:
It was reportedly produced for the occasion of the Brussels Comics Festival (Fête de la BD) earlier this month.
Spirou Reporter is back from vacation, so here’s a quick update on news that has happened while we’ve been away (or had missed earlier on).
Le Petit Écho de Champignac caught a mention in Journal de Spirou #3927 (17. July) that Émile Bravo has started work on a follow-up to Journal d’un ingénu. The long-rumored sequel is finally underway!
The site is also one of several sources to have picked up on another upcoming book announced on Amazon: Les couvertures des recueils du Journal de Spirou par Franquin (“Covers of the Journal de Spirou Digests by Franquin”). Scheduled for 15. November and priced at 119 EUR, this book would have to work hard to justify its price, particularly since most of the covers of these omnibus collections of the magazine have been reprinted many times, and are easily available online.
Meanwhile, InediSpirou reports that the upcoming one-shot by Schwartz & Yann has been renamed. No longer La femme-léopard (“The Leopard Woman”), it will be published under the title Le fétiche des Marolles (“The Marolles Fetish” – Marolles being a famous working-class neighborhood in Brussels). The album release is still scheduled for 11. October; a magazine serialization or at least a preview can be expected at the start of September.
Finally, Les épatantes aventures d’Émile Bravo has an 8-part photo diary (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) of a visit to the Angoulême Spirou Expo. The photos give an extensive look at what the exhibition features, with particular focus on the original art on display (and with parts 3–7 devoted solely to Émile Bravo’s contribution).
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.
If you just happen to be in France this weekend, don’t miss the 6th leg of the Spirou Tour. This stop is held in Lyon as part of the Lyon BD festival. Originally it was set to feature Yoann & Vehlmann, but the latter had to cancel because he’s moving to Nantes this weekend. Yoann should still be there, though, along with other magazine contributors including Feroumont.
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)