May 252017
 

Borneo comes to Norway, a new one-shot by David Etien, the Zorglub-universe expands further, Spain gets a whole bunch of Spirou publications, and more! Continue reading »

Mar 242017
 
Gaston, Spirou & Co. with Marsupilami, commission for Achim Reinecke (ill. Roger Langridge; Copyright (c) 2017 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from hotelfred.blogspot.com)

Marsupilami, Gaston and Spirou & Fantasio commission for Achim Reinecke, by Roger Langridge (2017)

Spirou & Co., commission for Maximilian Ebling (ill. Roger Langridge; Copyright (c) 2017 the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from hotelfred.blogspot.com)

Spirou & Co. commission for Maximilian Ebling, by Roger Langridge (2017)

Roger Langridge is a comic book creator known for comics such as Fred the Clown and The Muppet Show. These pieces were done as commissions for the Leipzig Manga-Comic-Con.

Thanks to Bob for the tip!

Jan 282016
 

Subscribers have now had a chance to read the final installment of La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”) in the Journal. The next step is the album release on 4. March, and to promote it, Dupuis has released the “teaser trailer” above, recapping the Marsupilami’s history in the series. Interestingly, according to publisher Cobolt, the Danish album release (as Spirillens Vrede) will be on 24. February, before the French publication!

Dec 182015
 

With La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”) underway, maybe it’s a good time to post this fancomic (from Facebook):

'Marsu tu as perdu la tête', homage to Franquin ("Marsu you have lost your head"; ill. Jo Albanese; Copyright (c) 2015 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis, Marsupilami (c) Marsu Productions; image from facebook.com)

“Here! He’s heeere!” “Good Marsupilami! Good…” “Hey! Marsu, what are you doing? You’ve lost your mind…” Homage to Franquin, by Jo Albanese (2015).

Jo Albanese is clearly a big Franquin fan, to judge from his Facebook feed, and his monsters in particular are close imitations of Franquin’s style.

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.

Nov 262015
 

Journal de Spirou #4051-4052 'Spécial Noël' cover ("Christmas Special"; ill. Yoann & Vehlmann; 2015 (c) Dupuis and the artists; image from izneo.com)

We’re still a month away from Christmas, but many Journal de Spirou subscribers have already received the special, double-length Christmas issue of the magazine, which – most importantly – features the first installment of La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”). Read on for an interview with Vehlmann and a peek at the first couple of pages… Continue reading »

Nov 022015
 
"Realistic" Marsupilami from 'Yoann Sketchbook' (ill. Yoann; (c) the artist and Comix Buro; Marsupilami (c) Marsu Productions; image from yozone.fr)

Marsupilamis, from the ‘Yoann Sketchbook’

The online store fnac now lists the next Spirou & Fantasio album, revealing that the title is La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”) and that it will be released 4. March, 2016, if all goes according to schedule. Yay!

(Thanks to Le Petit Écho de Champignac.)

Oct 142015
 

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! Continue reading »