Jul 042015
From 'La maison dans la mousse' ("The House in the Foam"; ill. Fournier; (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from jeanclaudefournier.com)

From ‘La maison dans la mousse’ (“The House in the Foam”), by Fournier (c. 1980).

It has been around for more than a year, but only within the last few days did Trichoco on the InediSpirou forum notice and spread the word about a website dedicated to Jean-Claude Fournier. What makes this site particularly interesting is that it features a complete early draft of Fournier’s last, unfinished Spirou adventure, La maison dans la mousse (“The House in the Foam”). Presented in the form of “layouts” – a first pass at breaking down the story into pages, panels and dialogue, with each picture a quick sketch – this is a very rough version of the album, but already perfectly readable. Continue reading »

Sep 122014

This may look more like fan colors on top of existing inks than like fanart, but a closer look shows that’s even though it’s quite close to Fournier’s original (see below the cut), it has been redrawn completely.

Spirou and Fantasio from 'La Maison dans la mousse' (ill. Olivier Clero after Fournier; (c) Dupuis and the artists; from deviantart)

Spirou and Fantasio by Olivier Clero (2014) after ‘La Maison dans la mousse’ by Fournier (1980).
Image from DeviantArt.

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