Each summer, the Journal de Spirou has a “treasure hunt” contest, where readers have to piece together a location from clues spread out over multiple issues. We had one of the first strips from this year’s contest as a scanlation a few months ago. Now here is the solution, from the 28 October issue, #4046 (the clues are in red)…
A spokesperson for Dupuis announced yesterday on the official Spirou forum that the next adventure by Yoann & Vehlmann (still only known as Spirou & Fantasio #55) will begin its serialization in the 4051/4052 issue of the Journal, which goes on sale 2. December (and to subscribers a few days earlier). Today, Yoann posted the above photo on Facebook with the caption “Back to work” (having come back from the Quai des bulles comics festival in St. Malo), so clearly there’s still some work left to do on the album. Good luck!
News on upcoming publications from the last couple of weeks: Drawing Spirou is a full-time job, new titles for Spaniards and young Marsupilami fans, and more!
This week’s scanlation might need a little context. In February of this year, the Journal de Spirou ran a special issue (#4010) on the theme “Where is Spip?” – the premise being that Spip had disappeared and had to be found. The magazine featured several stories about the hunt for him, and every comic in the magazine featured a more-or-less hidden Spip (“Where’s Waldo?”-style) in one panel.
The Journal de Spirou offers a supplement to subscribers each week, and this week’s issue (#4042) is a little leaflet about artists from Quebec, with this nice cover by Djief.
Remember the adventure where Spirou and Fantasio chase Zantafio from Palombia to New York, to stop him from misusing a powerful, sacred artifact? No? Perhaps you have… amnesia!
Comic artist Thierry Capezzone writes a column on Facebook for the Danish publisher Zoom, “CKC: Capezzone Kommenterer Comics” (“Capezzone Comments [on] Comics”), where he often relates stories from the Franco-Belgian comics industry. In the latest installment, he describes the transition of Spirou & Fantasio from Fournier to Nic & Cauvin and then to Tome & Janry, with a novel twist…
From the Journal de Spirou summer issue, Yoann & Vehlmann take Spirou & Fantasio on a little trip (colors by Laurence Croix):
Like the summer strip a couple of years ago, this is part of a magazine contest, in this case to identify the common country among three strips by different creators.
Today a special, double-length summer issue of the Journal de Spirou (#4029–4030) hits newsstands. It has as its theme “Holidays of yore,” and includes two retro-style Spirou stories, by Al Séverin (known for Spirou sous le manteau, “Spirou Under the Counter”) and Fabrice Parme (Panique en Atlantique, “Panic on the Atlantic”), respectively. Here are a couple of samples from the two 4-page stories: