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Bravo, Emile !

French cartoonist Emile Bravo drew this beautiful image for the BD A Bastia 2009 festival.  Bravo was also the creative genius behind Le Journal d’Un Ingénue, which told an alternative origin story of classic BD hero Spirou.

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PlunkBlog: Spirou 70!

Belgian comics magazine Spirou celebrates its seventieth birthday, and Plunk creator Luc Cromheecke celebrates this with a cartoon which is totally him !

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Spirou Reference

Belgian tennis godess Justine Henin has invested in the Belgian basketball team Spirous (Charleroi). Hence this cartoon by Vincent Rif from L’Echo de la Bourse. By the way, hello to all readers from the Justine Henin forum ! Welcome to … Continue reading

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Real life Franquin

Late last year I visited the “World of Franquin” exhibition in Brussels with my kids. It was a great show, with lots of real life objects that were lifted from several Spirou and Gaston stories that Franquin did. I was … Continue reading

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Spirou Stamps (continued)

This is the last post I’ll write about the fake stamps that were included with the comics weekly Spirou in 2001. In order to make enough fuzz about this campaign, the first issue also contained a few stamp-themed features and … Continue reading

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Spirou Stamps

I mentioned the fake stamps that were added to four issues of the Francobelgian weekly “Spirou” in february-march, 2001 once or twice before. As I managed to buy these issues from a guy in Brussels who was selling his complete … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Spirou stamps

Earlier I blogged about some very beautiful fake stamps I found on Ebay that supposedly had been issued as a supplement with the Belgian comics magazine Spirou in 1961. Tout Spirou, a wonderful website covering everything about that magazine, gives … Continue reading

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Fake Spirou Stamps

In 1961, the Belgian comic weekly Spirou produced a few very nice stamps as a freebie for their readers. The stamps featured popular heroes, such as Benoit Brisefer, Tif et Tondu, Jerry Spring, and others. Enjoy (and yes, I nicked … Continue reading

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Yvan Delporte

Earlier this week Yvan Delporte died, one of the last Grand Old Men of the Belgian comic scene. The comic weekly Spirou has set up a memorial site, witch some very fine contributions by a variety of artists. (Image by … Continue reading

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