The artist of this week’s strip is Isa (Isabelle Denis), whose other contributions to the Journal include Puddingham Palace and Les Ménagères (“The Cleaning Ladies”).
Journal de Spirou #4078 (8. June, 2016) is actually the four thousandth issue of the Journal (because when the magazine adopted continuing numbering instead of within-year numbering after the war, they simply counted the number of weeks since the first issue, even if no magazine had come out that week). For this occasion, the magazine features a selection of “scoops” from the history of the magazine, as told and illustrated by Fred Neidhardt. This includes a crossover between Spirou and Tintin!
While the news has been somewhat overshadowed, this week Feroumont’s Spirou adventure Fantasio se marie (“Fantasio Gets Married”) started its serialization run in the Journal de Spirou #4068. Oh, and the upcoming album version has a new cover: see above! So let’s have a look at a little teaser… (SPOILERS, of course)
Christophe Bertschy‘s main comic in the Journal is Nelson.
Marc Hardy is currently at work on his Spirou one-shot, Soumaya. He’s otherwise most familiar from the graveyard-digger series Pierre Tombal.
This strip – apparently an attempt to rehabilitate Seccotine within this story – is by Claire Bouilhac, who draws Maud Mutante and various editorial comics for the Journal.
After the last point in the Friends of Spirou Code of Honor stirred up some slight controversy, here’s one that should be fairly innocuous.
And the accompanying message of inspiration from the Robbedoes Almanak 1944 (where this was point 7), once again translated by Miriam:
A while ago we had Olivier Vatine’s entry in Spirou’s Exquisite Corpse, and I mentioned that his Galerie des illustres page might be a future scanlation. So here it is!