Jun 172016
Amandine as Spirou, for Achim Reinecke (ill. Turf; Copyright (c) 2016 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from facebook.com)

Amandine as Spirou, fanart for Achim Reinecke by Turf (2016)

From Achim Reinecke’s impressive collection of Spirou-themed convention sketches (dédicaces), here’s one by Turf, featuring in Spirou getup, if I’m not quite mistaken, Amandine from his series Magasin Sexuel (“Sex Shop”). Not apparently as explicit as what the title might give the impression of, Magasin Sexuel is described as a pleasant social satire of a quiet little village that gets shook up when a young girl, Amandine, arrives and decides to turn the old Rubber & Leather store, which had been selling boots and raincoats, into something a little more piquant…

The most relevant detail about the comic, however, is that in a clear bit of homage, the town’s mayor, one Raymond Orloff, is a dead ringer for the mayor of Champignac!

Excerpt from 'Magasin Sexuel' #1 (ill. Turf; Copyright (c) 2011 Delcourt and the artist; image adapted from cottagetreasure.blogspot.com)

From ‘Magasin Sexuel’ #1

Jun 102016

I’ve been too busy to keep Spirou Reporter updated, but let’s try to get back to some level of activity around here.

Spirou and Luna Fatale poster (ill. Sophian Cholet; Copyright (c) 2016 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from sophiancholet.tumblr.com)

Spirou and Spip with Luna Fatale poster, by Sophian Cholet (2016). Colors by Julie Rouvière.

Sophian Cholet is the artist of a series called Zombies. This piece is from another of the “… y se escribe Spirou” exhibitions, this time in Barcelona (which ended 21. May).

Apr 012016

'Spirou Pirates' ex libris (ill. Mikäelof & Sergueï, after Franquin; Copyright (c) 1990 by the artists; Spirou (c) Dupuis)

Spirou Pirates is a bootleg Spirou adventure, an unapproved fan comic by “Sergueï & Mikäelof” (pseudonyms), printed in a few different limited editions in 1999. Some of those editions include ex libris prints (prints on loose cards inserted into the book), and this looks to be one of them.

The comic itself was mostly copied from panels by Franquin (as well as various other artists), edited in various ways to tell a new story. It used to be available online at http://spirates.ifrance.com/, but the server has been down now for years. However, you can find it here, and there’s also an English scanlation on a certain site that offers that kind of thing.