Jan 292017
 
'La Jeunesse de Champignac' thumbnail ("Champignac's Youth"; ill. Jordi Sempere; Copyright (c) Dupuis and the artist; image from jlmunuera on bdgest.com)

From “Champignac’s Youth” test pages, by Jordi Sempere

Yesterday’s article about the Zorglub spin-off mentioned that it seems to represent the culmination of an ambition Munuera has had for a while. In 2008, shortly after being forced out of Spirou & Fantasio, he posted a message to the BD Gest’ Forums that describes those plans: Continue reading »

Jan 282017
 
Zorglub #1 'La Fille du Z' FR provisional cover ("The Daughter of the Z"; ill. Munuera; Copyright (c) 2017 by Dupuis and the artist; image from fnac.com)

Zorglub #1: ‘La Fille du Z’ provisional cover, by José Luis Munuera

Catching up on some older news, it was revealed in December that the upcoming album by Munuera, La Fille de Zorglub (“Zorglub’s Daughter”), won’t be a Spirou one-shot, but actually the first volume in a Zorglub spin-off series. Also, the title is now the slightly different La Fille du Z (“Daughter of the Z”). Continue reading »

Nov 102016
 

Munuera has been posting some image from the work on his upcoming one-shot, La Fille de Zorglub (“Zorglub’s Daughter”) to Facebook, including this half-page:

Excerpt from 'La Fille de Zorglub' ("Zorglub's Daughter"; ill. José Luis Munuera; Copyright (c) 2016 Dupuis and the artist; image from facebook.com/jota.munu)

Excerpt from ‘La Fille de Zorglub’, by José Luis Munuera (2016)

There’s a black-and-white lineart version here. According to the information in the post, the album should be out in 2017. Continue reading »

Feb 102015
 

The bad boy of the Spirou universe gets his own album, Spirou’s wartime adventures (in WWII and the present-day) see releases in Scandinavian, Spanish and German, and more… (Updated 11. February) Continue reading »

Aug 272013
 

Young Fantasio sad (ill. Tarrin; (c) Dupuis)

Tarrin’s short episodes of The Heroic Youth of Fantasio were well-received when the spin-off series ran in 2011 and 2012 (1, 2, 3), and the latest word was that he would continue it as an album-length adventure. However, as time passed with no further updates, fans have been getting increasingly worried that the project might have ground to a halt.

Those fears have now been proven correct, as an admin on the the official Spirou forum today confirmed the cancellation of the album:

Malheureusement, comme cela arrive parfois, la bande dessinée “La Jeunesse héroïque de Fantasio” ne verra jamais le jour.

Which is to say:

“Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, the comic The Heroic Youth of Fantasio will never see the light of day.”