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!
We mentioned in a previous post that Émile Bravo would be at the Spirou Festival this past weekend to present his work on the sequel to Le journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”). The presentation was held as promised on Saturday, and was hosted by Frédéric Niffle, editor-in-chief of the Journal de Spirou. Visitors who actually attended the event would have been surprised by the content, however.
Just a quick heads up that like last year, Dupuis and the Journal de Spirou are holding a “Spirou Festival” as part of the Brussels Comics Festival (Fête de la BD/Stripfeest) on 4-6 September. This Spirou Reporter facebook post from last year collects links to a number of galleries from the 2014 festival, to give you an idea of what it’s all about. So if you have a chance to visit Brussels next month, save the dates!
Update: According to the official program (via the unofficial Émile Bravo blog), Bravo will show his sequel to Le journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”), presumably as a work-in-progress, at the festival on 5. September, between 16:30 and 17:00.
Other presenters with past or upcoming Spirou albums include Yoann, Vehlmann, Fournier, Tome, Janry, Munuera, Trondheim, Tehem, Feroumont and Zidrou, among many other exciting artists. Dupuis will also present “Publishing Scoops” about upcoming albums and comics, so there could be more interesting news coming out of the festival.
Some big news about upcoming one-shots, several books about Franquin in preparation, Vito will return in English, and more…
Following yesterday’s page from the upcoming Frank Pé and Zidrou one-shot, here’s the first look at Émile Bravo’s sequel to Journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”): one page in pencil sketch version. This page seems to take place on 10. May, 1940, the start of the German invasion of Belgium during WWII. The page constitutes Bravo’s contribution to a special publication in support of La Parenthèse bookstore in Nancy, which can be ordered here. (News via grelots on the Spirou.com forum.)
… One-Shot edition! New information (and some newly-uncovered information) tells us more about the schedule of upcoming releases, and why there are suddenly so many of them. Also, let Franquin & Jijé teach you how to become a comic creator…
InediSpirou reported last week that Téhem has now finished drawing the first 43 pages (out of an estimated 65) of La grosse tête (“The Big Head”), the one-shot he is making with Makyo and Toldac.
Actually, let’s have a proper rundown of all the (known) upcoming one-shot albums.
Not a whole lot on the publications front this week. Well, lots of small things, but hardly anything major. Still, read on if you want to know what’s been happening…
Last week, ActuaBD published a short but fascinating interview with Émile Bravo by Christian Missia Dio, where the artist talks about the continuation of Journal d’un ingénu and how he sees Spirou. There is also some discussion of the cartoon adaptation of My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill, a half-comic, half-picture book by Bravo and Jean Regnaud. The film opened in cinemas across France yesterday. If you can read French (or can use Google Translate), you should definitely click over to ActuaBD. If you can’t, here are some of the highlights of the interview.
The Danish release of Émile Bravo’s Spirou one-shot follows hot on the heels of news of its sequel(s!), along with rumors of two other future Spirou albums, and more.