Do European comics offer stronger long term solutions for the future of the comics medium? Peter Duncan investigates with reviews of three titles from Europe Comics…
With a major exhibition dedicated to Peyo’s The Smurfs part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running into November in Kendal, what better time to step back to the 1990s, when Maida Vale-based DeVere Entertainment published a British Smurfs comic?
Original Tintin art by Hergé may sell for over £500,000 in Heritage’s First European Comic Art Auction
An extraordinary, 12-panel page of original Tintin art by Belgian cartoonist Hergé may sell for as much as $720,000 (over £533,400) in Heritage Auctions’ first European Comic Art Auction next month. The sale offers nearly 300 lots, including vintage artworks by… Read More ›
2017 Brussels Comic Strip Festival celebrates 60 years of Gaston LaGaffe (that’s “Gomer Goof” to his English fans)
This year’s Comic Strip Festival in Brussels will celebrate the 60th anniversary of famous Belgian comic character Gaston Lagaffe, organisers have announced. The gag-a-day comic strip was created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin in the Franco-Belgian comics… Read More ›
The weekly comic magazine that is now known as Spirou began as Le Journal Du Spirou in April 1938 in the French speaking Belgian region of Wallonia and the character of Spirou has been in it since that first issue…. Read More ›