Mar 232017
 


Sooo… It has been almost half a year since the last proper Publications Update, and increasingly dated “news” has been piling up like the urgent mail in Gaston’s office. Anyway, let’s get it over with! If you’re keen to see Zorglub or Gaston in English, the original pages from Tome & Janry’s albums, or the latest one-shots in just about every language the series is published in, there’s good news… Continue reading »

Aug 252015
 
'Virus!' p.3a, annotated (ill. Tome & Janry, annotated by Thierry Capezzone; (c) Dupuis and the artists; image from facebook.com)

The “Henning Kure, HK Glacier” out of Copenhagen, from ‘Virus’ by Tome & Janry. (Thierry Capezzone, Forlaget Zoom)

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… Continue reading »

Jun 072015
 

Following the rundown of French publications from the last few months, let’s see what’s going on in other languages. As you might imagine, it’s a lot, so let’s just get to it! Continue reading »

Jul 102014
 

2014 is looking good for Scandinavian Spirou fans, while a couple of new publications are moving down the pipeline in French. Let’s have a look at some recent and upcoming releases… Continue reading »

Jun 202014
 

'Go Champignac!' (ill. Nic Broca & Alain de Kuyssche; (c) Dupuis and the artists; SR scanlation)

“It’s the perfect time! A football story for the World Cup! And when else would we run it?” That’s more or less the logic for posting the 1981 adventure Go Champignac! as a scanlation in four parts now. It’s certainly not for its high quality or because it holds any other interest, except perhaps as arguably the worst Spirou story ever made… Continue reading »

Oct 032013
 

'Spirou passed from hand to hand' installation with stack of albums

Here’s the second part of the photo report from the Spirou exhibition at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBBD), Spirou passed from hand to hand. The first part covered Rob-Vel, Davine and Jijé. Today we have Franquin, Fournier, Nic & Cauvin and finally Chaland. Continue reading »