Jun 102015

'Spirou par Jijé' intégrale collected edition cover (ill. Jijé; (c) Dupuis and the artist)

A few pieces of news have come out recently. First, the Jijé volume of the collected edition coming in October has a (provisional) cover, seen above. Extracted from Jijé’s illustration for the first cover of the Journal de Spirou after liberation in 1944, it’s a great example of his style.

The other news comes from this week’s issue of the Journal (#4026). This is mainly updates on one-shots we’ve heard about before… Continue reading »

Jan 142015

Some big news about upcoming one-shots, several books about Franquin in preparation, Vito will return in English, and more… Continue reading »

Nov 252014

Journal de Spirou #3997 (ill. Pascal Jousselin; (c) Dupuis and the artist)

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… 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.

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.”