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…
Munuera, Bravo, Yoann and Kolk (Update: and Severin!)… That should be enough of a teaser for this update!
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!
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:
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…
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).
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.