Dec 062015
 

Today, a one-pager from our friends over at InediSpirou. This comic, written by D. Guillaumont and drawn by M. Séchet, was created for the Journal‘s 2014 “create your own Spirou comic” challenge. Although it didn’t win, it was eventually printed (in tiny format and partially covered up) on the letter pages in issue #3992. Translated with permission:

"Marsupilami Wants to Play!" ('Le Marsupilami veut jouer !'; ill. Séchet & Guillaumont; Copyright (c) 2014 Dupuis and the artists; image from inedispirou.com; SR scanlation)

Le Marsupilami veut jouer !

Ibn-Mahzoud, of course, is the sheik from Franquin’s Vacances sans histoires (“An Uneventful Holiday”), the world’s worst driver.

Dec 102013
 

InediSpirou’s maxibon posted an exclusive: the first three pages of the upcoming Le fétiche des Marolles. Click over there to read the whole thing, but here’s the first page with translation in the caption:

'Le fétiche des Marolles' p. 1 (ill. Schwartz & Yann; (c) Dupuis and the artists; picture from InediSpirou)

“1946. The Nazi stranglehold is no more than a distant memory. Now, it is a relentless heatwave that lies over Brussels, crushing the city beneath its heavy yoke.”

Aug 022013
 

Perhaps you don’t think one piece of fanart a week is enough? In that case, you might want to check out InediSpirou’s fandom blog, where Emyla picks a different piece every week (Monday’s apparently). Here’s one of Seccotine (Cellophine in Cinebook’s English translation) from a couple of weeks back:

Seccotine in quick colours (ill. Pantxika Passicot)

By Pantxika Passicot on DeviantArt

Apr 262013
 

No, it’s not an upcoming movie, but a digital comic to run in the Spirou magazine’s new tablet app, Spirou.Z.

Spirou.Z ad (ill. Dupuis, Yoann)

As reported by InediSpirou, La théorie des dominos (“The Domino Theory”) is a story in seven parts, written by Christopher (Christopher Longé), and with each 8-page episode illustrated by a different Pixar artist. Each episode is told from the point of view of a different character from the Spirou universe, and at the end of each part, another character gets involved and takes over the story.

The first episode stars Seccotine (aka “Cellophine” in English), and will be illustrated by Bill Presing. Subsequent parts will focus on Fantasio, Zorglub, the Count of Champignac, Zantafio, Spirou, and finally Spip. Other illustrators expected to contribute include Ted Mathot, Ronnie del Carmen and Pascal Campion.

La théorie des dominos will be available as a digital-only release starting in October, when the first regular issue of Spirou.Z comes out, and presumably there’ll be another installment in each monthly issue. Once complete, plans are to collect the parts into a printed album in the le Spirou de… one-shot series.

One interesting aspect of this is that the “demo issue” #0 of Spirou.Z that is currently available on iTunes lets you choose between English and French. If that holds true for future issues as well, this could be the first Spirou adventure with a simultaneous English release.

Apr 232013
 

To coincide with the big Spirou anniversary on Sunday, the premier French-language fan site, InediSpirou, relaunched a section of the site that had been down for maintenance a long time.

The InediSpirou Library is a new and improved (?) version of a remarkable archive, with entries for practically any Spirou-related publication ever, and original articles. Probably the most interesting part, however, is a collection of every Spirou story that has not been collected in album or book form (in French), some that were never published at all, and a large number of sketches and illustrations. For the relaunch of the collection, these have been rescanned in higher resolution and better quality. Continue reading »