Mar 232017
 


Sooo… It has been almost half a year since the last proper Publications Update, and increasingly dated “news” has been piling up like the urgent mail in Gaston’s office. Anyway, let’s get it over with! If you’re keen to see Zorglub or Gaston in English, the original pages from Tome & Janry’s albums, or the latest one-shots in just about every language the series is published in, there’s good news… Continue reading »

Jun 232016
 

Finally an update! A new one-shot by Hanco Kolk, an anthology album and more on the Yoann & Vehlmann short-story album, drawbacks to a Swedish collected edition volume, the next Spirou album in English, and more… (UPDATE: And the Marsupilami rages in Norway, too!) Continue reading »

Feb 242016
 

Norwegian and French collected editions leave something to be desired, while Spain, Finland, Denmark and Germany keep on doing their thing…

Update (27/02): And then there’s Sweden, the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium… and Poland! Continue reading »

Sep 202015
 

As the year turns towards its last quarter, updates on the English, Scandinavian and German publication front, and some delays in the francophonie Continue reading »

Jun 072015
 

Following the rundown of French publications from the last few months, let’s see what’s going on in other languages. As you might imagine, it’s a lot, so let’s just get to it! Continue reading »

Feb 102015
 

The bad boy of the Spirou universe gets his own album, Spirou’s wartime adventures (in WWII and the present-day) see releases in Scandinavian, Spanish and German, and more… (Updated 11. February) Continue reading »

Nov 272014
 

New albums now out in French, English and… Icelandic? Dutch, Finnish, German and Swedish soon to follow, the True History of Spirou continues, and more! Continue reading »

Oct 032014
 

Just a few things to report, so let’s make this super quick: A German Gesamtausgabe, Spirou for Spanish-speakers, K.O. for V.O., and Spirou takes cover in Sniper Alley… (Updated) Continue reading »

Jul 102014
 

2014 is looking good for Scandinavian Spirou fans, while a couple of new publications are moving down the pipeline in French. Let’s have a look at some recent and upcoming releases… Continue reading »

May 282014
 
'Lupo Modern' Sammelband 5 cover (ill. Vlado Magdic? after Franquin; (c) Pabel/Kauka/Gevacur, Dupuis and the artist; image from kaukapedia.com)

‘Lupo modern’ Sammelband #5 (1965)

Most Kauka covers adopted a house style, but the artist responsible for this one (whom one source tentatively identifies as Vlado Magdic) seems to have tried to imitate Franquin, recreating a scene straight out of Spirou et les héritiers (Spirou #4, “Spirou and the Heirs”). The book is a digest collecting three issues of the anthology magazine Lupo modern, where that same adventure ran in installments under the title “Pit und Pikkolo: Onkel Gustavs Testament”.

(I’ve looked around for a better scan, but couldn’t find anything.)