Oct 282016
 
Zantafio on the run after his overthrow (ill. Gerben Valkema; Copyright (c) 2016 by the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from instagram.com/gerben_valkema/)

Zantafio on the run after the overthrow of his dictatorship, by Gerben Valkema (2016)

Gerben Valkema draws a series called Elsje, among other things, and his Spirou fanart has been featured here before. Here’s a picture depicting the aftermath of Franquin’s The Dictator and the Mushroom (Spirou & Fantasio #7), that could almost be a lost panel from the album.

Nov 262015
 

Journal de Spirou #4051-4052 'Spécial Noël' cover ("Christmas Special"; ill. Yoann & Vehlmann; 2015 (c) Dupuis and the artists; image from izneo.com)

We’re still a month away from Christmas, but many Journal de Spirou subscribers have already received the special, double-length Christmas issue of the magazine, which – most importantly – features the first installment of La Colère du Marsupilami (Spirou & Fantasio #55, “Wrath of the Marsupilami”). Read on for an interview with Vehlmann and a peek at the first couple of pages… Continue reading »

Aug 272015
 
'La flûte de l'oubli' advertising illustration ("The Flute of Forgetting"; ill. Franquin; (c) Dupuis and the artist; adapted from JdS 1201, via blog.spirou.com)

‘La flûte de l’oubli’ illustration, by Franquin

Remember the adventure where Spirou and Fantasio chase Zantafio from Palombia to New York, to stop him from misusing a powerful, sacred artifact? No? Perhaps you have… amnesia! 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 »