“Spirou passed from hand to hand”
From 23 April to 6 October 2013
As part of the 75th anniversary of Spirou
Created on 21 April 1938 to enliven the pages of the weekly children’s comic launched by the publishing house Dupuis, the character Spirou is one of the emblematic characters of the European comic strip.
He is one of the few characters who belong to their publisher rather than their creator. As such, he has never stopped evolving over the first three-quarters of a century of his existence, throughout the sixty or so of his adventures published in albums.
While his red uniform as a bellhop at the Moustic Hotel has made him famous, it is also a limitation.
From Rob-Vel, Jijé and Franquin to Yoann and Vehlmann, Schwartz and Emile Bravo in the 21st century, the score of writers who have endeavoured to recount his adventures have constantly developed the character of Spirou and his entourage.
Curators: Yvan Delporte (+) and JC De La Royère