Mar 312016

A short Spirou story already available online, an upcoming artist’s edition of Fournier’s albums, Zoom continues to offer very different books for Danes and Norwegians, new details on upcoming one-shots, and more! Continue reading »

Jan 262016
Spirou whispering secrets to Gaston (ill. Franquin; Copyright (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from

Illustration by Franquin

(This story was originally published on 30/12/2015. New information has now come to light, so it has been updated on 26/1/2016.)

In an announcement on Le Petit Écho de Champignac, and later in comments to the BD Gest forum, Bertrand Pissavy-Yvernault (half of CBPY, the authors of Le Véritable histoire de Spirou), has talked cryptically about an upcoming Spirou publication. Continue reading »

Jan 152016
Remake of 'Spirou et Fantasio' album cover, from 'Let Petit livre de la bande dessiné' by Hervé Bourhis & Terreur Graphique (ill. François Ravard after Franquin; Copyright (c) 2014 by Dupuis, Dargaud and the artists; image from

Remake of ‘Spirou et Fantasio’ (1948) album cover, by François Ravard after Franquin (2014).

Today is the release date of the second volume of Christelle and Bertrand Pissavy-Yvernault’s La Véritable histoire de Spirou (“The True History of Spirou”), covering the years 1947–1955. This corresponds to the early Franquin years, so how about this for today’s fanart: a version of the cover for his first Spirou album, simply entitled Spirou et Fantasio. (If you study the details it’s possible to work out exactly which stories it includes.) The redrawing was done by François Ravard for the book Le Petit livre de la bande dessiné in 2014, a comics history in comic form.

Dec 042015

Samples from three upcoming one-shots, upcoming publications in Icelandic, Spanish and English, and some minor updates on two books in French… Continue reading »

Sep 202015

As the year turns towards its last quarter, updates on the English, Scandinavian and German publication front, and some delays in the francophonie Continue reading »

Aug 272015
'La flûte de l'oubli' advertising illustration ("The Flute of Forgetting"; ill. Franquin; (c) Dupuis and the artist; adapted from JdS 1201, via

‘La flûte de l’oubli’ illustration, by Franquin

Remember the adventure where Spirou and Fantasio chase Zantafio from Palombia to New York, to stop him from misusing a powerful, sacred artifact? No? Perhaps you have… amnesia! Continue reading »

Dec 172014

Before you’ve even had a chance to get the super-special edition of the latest Spirou adventure, it’s time to get excited about the next next Spirou album… but sad about one character that will houba hop away again, and a one-shot that won’t be seen at all… Edit: And art for a new Spirou story with the Turbotraction! Continue reading »