Mar 242017
 
Gaston, Spirou & Co. with Marsupilami, commission for Achim Reinecke (ill. Roger Langridge; Copyright (c) 2017 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from hotelfred.blogspot.com)

Marsupilami, Gaston and Spirou & Fantasio commission for Achim Reinecke, by Roger Langridge (2017)

Spirou & Co., commission for Maximilian Ebling (ill. Roger Langridge; Copyright (c) 2017 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from hotelfred.blogspot.com)

Spirou & Co. commission for Maximilian Ebling, by Roger Langridge (2017)

Roger Langridge is a comic book creator known for comics such as Fred the Clown and The Muppet Show. These pieces were done as commissions for the Leipzig Manga-Comic-Con.

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Feb 172017
 

For Valentine’s Day earlier this week, writer Kid Toussaint (Magic 7) posted this image by his frequent collaborator Chris Evenhuis (Killing Time, Wynonna Earp) to Twitter and Facebook, from a one-shot that didn’t get picked up:

Kiss Me Deadly, Spirou, illustration from abandoned one-shot (ill. Chris Evenhuis & Kid Toussaint; Copyright (c) 2017 the artists; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from twitter.com/kidtoussaint)

Illustration for an abandoned one-shot with Kid Toussaint, by Chris Evenhuis

Toussaint writes in the comments: “Sometimes the publishers ask you for something unusual, that ultimately doesn’t go ahead… it was very good, though. […] They were very nice about it (these things happen), so no hard feelings. Just a shame, since we were having fun. […] Unusual attitude for Spirou, but it all made sense in the script. (Spoiler: It was a clone.)” The piece is inspired by the home video cover for the classic film noir Kiss Me Deadly (1955).

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Nov 182016
 
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern poster for Fumetto: International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013 (ill. Emmanuel "Exem" Excoffier; Copyright (c) 2013 by the artist)

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern poster for Fumetto: International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013,by Emmanuel ‘Exem’ Excoffier

Exem (Emmanuel Excoffier) is a Swiss artist in the ligne claire style, most active in poster work. For Fumetto, the International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013, he was artist in residence, working in public in the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, for which he created this promotional poster. (The artist dropping his pages in the foreground is a self-portrait. Pictures from the event here.)