Jannin is a long-time contributor to the Journal, and apart from his own comics he’s also been in charge of the recent color restorations and recolorings of some of Franquin’s Spirou stories.
Émile Bravo, of course, is the man behind the one-shot Journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”).
As hinted in a previous update, this week’s issue of the Journal de Spirou is a Smurf special, timed to coincide with the publication of Les Schtroumpfs: L’Intégrale Tome 1 (1958–1966) collecting the first Smurf stories. Much like with the Spirou anniversary issue earlier in the year, that means every comic in the magazine has to feature the Smurfs, and again that leads to them being drawn into unrelated series.
Madaule makes the strip Eglantine et Diégo for the magazine.
For the 75th anniversary issue, the Journal de Spirou invited 16 comic artists to each create a strip on the same subject: The Count of Champignac having invented something called X75. Over the next few weeks, while Spirou Reporter is on holiday, we’ll be running one of these a day (Mon-Thu) so the site isn’t completely dead. First up, Darasse (who draws Tamara in the magazine):
The Journal de Spirou is having a summer contest, running over nine issues with a series of strips from different comics, each with a clue to a celebrity or famous person. Last week saw Yoann & Vehlmann’s Spirou contribution:
In case you want to play along, I won’t spoil it. 🙂
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On 27. July the Spirou Tour reaches its most southerly point, and the Journal marks the occasion with a cover by Tarrin:
I feel like he’s emphasizing some aspect of the place, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…
Rather than a Spirou story, this week’s scanlation is the story of Spirou. Drawn by Yves Chaland after a script by Yann, it’s a slightly tongue-in-cheek history of the magazine…
I’ve been working on a longer scanlation, but I wasn’t able to get it done this weekend. So instead, here’s a little something from the upcoming issue of the Journal de Spirou…