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!
In 1957, the Journal de Spirou reached issue #1000 (albeit having skipped some numbers during the war). The anniversary issue included several supplements, including a mini-comic (pages that could be taken out and folded up to make another, smaller magazine) for which Franquin drew this little two-pager. Spirou 2000 looks forward to the magazine’s 2000th issue, which would come out in 1976. So get ready for some retro-futurism!
Tomorrow, 7. January, sees the release of the first issue of the magazine Groom (“Bellhop”). Since the initial reports, a lot more information has come to light about this new “cousin” of the Journal de Spirou, including an 8-page sample of the magazine, included as a supplement in this week’s issue of the Journal.
I can’t help but feel Georges is being a bit prissy here. And of course the moral is at least half hypocritical, as Jijé himself painted nudes, for example. Besides, the corrupting movie looks like great fun! Well, at least they can all come together and agree on stylish trench coats…
The Journal thankfully relaxed its prudery decades ago (for example, check out the cover of next week’s issue).
As usual, an accompanying moral message from the Robbedoes Almanak 1944, which focuses more on the “getting your hands dirty” part (and again has reordered the points):