With the very kind permission of Simon Léturgie, Spirou Reporter‘s Christmas scanlation is Un Noël sans neige à Champignac (“Green Christmas in Champignac”) from 2007. This story by him and Jean Léturgie was never officially published, appearing directly on his blog (though it’s no longer available there).
Last night this site saw a big spike in its usually modest number of visitors, for no immediately obvious reason. That reason became clear today, when I discovered that the artist Simon Léturgie had posted about Spirou Reporter on Facebook.
Unfortunately, his was not a happy post. Seeing one of his comics at the top of the page, and under the impression that this was an official site set up by Éditions Dupuis (or its owners, Média Participations), Léturgie complained in the strongest terms about the company’s unauthorized and unpaid reuse of his work.
Let me at once offer my sincerest apologies to Léturgie and clarify that Spirou Reporter is a fan site that is in no way affiliated with Dupuis, or with any other company.
(Résumé en français: Je dois préciser que Spirou Reporter est un site de fan non officiel, sans aucun affiliation des Éditions Dupuis. Je vous prie de m’excuser pour tout l’indignation, malentendu ou violation du droit d’auteur. Mes excuses surtout à Simon Léturgie. Désolé!)
This last week’s issue of the Journal de Spirou (#3997) features a very special Spirou adventure. Fantasio a disparu! (“Fantasio Has Vanished!”) is in the style of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, which branches off in different directions depending on the choices you make. To skip this story, keep scrolling. To read on, click on the link below…
Spirou Reporter was more or less out of commission for the last month, and unfortunately missed everything from April’s Fools Day to the one-year anniversary of the site, which would have been fun to mark. But hey, we’re back! Now for a little rundown of news from the last few weeks…
Often mentioned as possible Spirou creators (rumors of a one-shot, or that they would take over the series after Morvan & Munuera, were floating around a few years ago… just about when they made this gag, in fact), the Léturgies have so far been consigned to the “tomb of rejects.” On the other hand, they now have the Gaston-spinoff Gastoon with Yann, so maybe that puts them in an annex to the “hall of successors”?
“Spirou ami, partout, toujours!” (“Spirou: friend, wherever, forever!”) was originally the motto of the fan club AdS (Amis de Spirou, Friends of Spirou), and has been associated with the comic for many decades.