Oct 022016
 

There were a few updates on the publications front last month as well. Stories by Frank and by Al, Munuera clarifies a question of genealogy, some fancy Fournier books, and good news + rumors from Norway… Continue reading »

Nov 272015
 
'Le Nid des Maspiroulamis' (ill. Al Severin, after Franquin; (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from pinterest.com)

‘Le Nid des Maspiroulamis’ (“The Nest of the Maspiroulamis”), by Al Severin, after Franquin.

In honor of the return of the Marsupilami, and of the new edition of Al Severin’s Spirou sous le manteau (“Spirou Under the Counter”), here’s a piece of Franquin-inspired fanart. This seems to have been posted on comicartfans.com, but deleted so that it now only survives on Pinterest.

Nov 102015
 

The big news of this update is the announcement of the publication dates for the next two one-shots. Also, no news is good(ish) news from Fournier, Yoann & Vehlmann forever and ever, Finland and Spain get new releases of old material, and a couple of recent publications hold up… Updated: And news on one more one-shot! Updated 2: … and a new edition of Spirou sous le manteau! Continue reading »

Jul 012015
 

Journal de Spirou #4029-4030 cover (ill. Bruno Dequir; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from izneo.com)

Today a special, double-length summer issue of the Journal de Spirou (#4029–4030) hits newsstands. It has as its theme “Holidays of yore,” and includes two retro-style Spirou stories, by Al Séverin (known for Spirou sous le manteau, “Spirou Under the Counter”) and Fabrice Parme (Panique en Atlantique, “Panic on the Atlantic”), respectively. Here are a couple of samples from the two 4-page stories: Continue reading »

Jun 082014
 

'Spirou & Spip' (ill. Al Séverin; (c) Dupuis and the artist; SR scanlation)

When Spirou turned 75th, he got a whole anniversary Year of Spirou in his honor. Today (ahem!) is the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of both Spip and Fantasio, in the 8. June, 1939 issue of the Journal de Spirou. There hasn’t been much celebration of that, but perhaps a suitable scanlation is in order… Continue reading »

Nov 022013
 

Spirou and Fantasio (ill. Chaland; (c) Dupuis and the artist; image via Artcurial)

The Paris auction house Artcurial have announced the lots for sale in their next big comics auction, on 16 November. They include first editions and a number of pieces of Spirou art, as well as other works by artists such as Jijé and Franquin (and many non-Spirou greats as well). Continue reading »

Oct 082013
 

Spirou figure (artist unknown)

The Spirou passed from hand to hand exhibition at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels closed on Sunday. So for those of you who didn’t have a chance to visit, here’s the final part of our photo report, covering the history of the series from Tome & Janry to the present, and offering glimpses of possible future one-shots.