Due to other responsibilities, I haven’t had time to post the regular features to the site recently, and unfortunately I can’t promise it will be any more regular in the coming weeks. But for now, here’s a belated bit of fanart, a wonderful piece by Yves Rodier, shared by Dominique Léonard.
Today I thought I’d feature a video for a change, but then another just popped up, so here’s a double dose of Spirou vehicle models, one a 3D render and one real:
The Count’s submarine, originally from Le repaire de la murène (Spirou & Fantasio #9: “The Lair of the Moray”), via La Franco-Belge on Facebook.
The Zorgmobile, originally from Z comme Zorglub (Spirou & Fantasio #15: Z is for Zorglub), via Franquin et Compagnie on Facebook.
Le Repaire de la murène (“The Lair of the Moray”) is one of my favorite albums, and (not coincidentally) I’m a sucker for underwater scenes, so the moment I saw this I knew I had to make it the fanart pick this week.
The “Fanart Friday” series of posts features unofficial Spirou art and homages, by amateurs and professionals alike. But there are also illustrations that aren’t by any of the “regular” Spirou artists, but have still been officially commissioned by Dupuis – or more often, by publishers in other countries. So under “It’s Official” we’ll look at some of these pieces: a few of them good, most of them bad. Let’s start off with one that’s somewhere in between:
This doesn’t quite fit under fanart, what with Munuera being an official Spirou artist, but I just had to post this beautiful commissioned watercolor, inspired by Franquin’s cover to Le repaire de la murène (Spirou #9, “The Lair of the Moray”).