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1974 - Boule et Bill couverture N°10 - Roba by Roba - Original Cover
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1974 - Boule et Bill couverture N°10 - Roba

Original Cover
Ink

Publication

  • Attention, chien marrant!
  • Dupuis
  • 01/1974
  • Front cover

About Roba

Jean Roba was one of the most popular artists of Spirou magazine, working for this weekly from the late 1950s until the mid 1980s. Born in Schaarbeek near Brussels, Roba had an education in several artistic disciplines such as Decorative Arts and fashion design. He began his career doing advertising illustrations through Studio Créas after fulfilling his military service in 1951. Roba worked for this studios for six years, and eventually became art director. It was the end of 1959 when, together with Maurice Rosy, Roba created a short story about a little boy and his Cocker Spaniel for Spirou's mini-books section: 'Boule et Bill contre les Mini-requins'. In the following year, he developed this comic into a gag strip inspired by Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts', that became his trademark comic. It was largely inspired by his own family life. He named the main character after his son, who had the nickname Bouboule and who also owned a Cocker Spaniel named Bill. The sympathetic and recognisable family strip appeared in Spirou's pages on a weekly base until 1987. After leaving Dupuis in 1987, Roba continued to draw 'Boule et Bill' for the publishing house Dargaud until his retirement. Throughout his career, he has made about 1000 gags pages with his beloved characters. Text (c) Lambiek

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ghost love
Mar 10, 2018, 6:57 PM
Les2MILDRED Une pure merveille !!
Aug 17, 2016, 7:06 PM
SupHermann Je croyais qu'il n'y avait pas de couv de Roba chez des particuliers :=)
Jul 23, 2015, 9:23 PM
blazoc Une sacrée madeleine effectivement.
Jul 5, 2015, 11:16 AM
Carbonnieux pour ma part, c'est un souvenir d'enfance et je trouve qu'elle n'a pas vieilli !!
May 31, 2015, 12:03 PM
Zenitram C'est toujours magique de voir le talent de Roba pour faire un dessin aussi présent et efficace. Couverture superbe !
Apr 5, 2015, 8:46 AM
PotdeNutella aaaah ... je retombe en enfance !! superbe ...
Mar 14, 2015, 8:09 PM
jlucparker Un coquin de cocker ^^
Feb 3, 2015, 4:47 PM
Gihach Attention ! Nouvelle pièce de musée
Jan 21, 2015, 12:07 PM
Archiviste Attention ! Couverture exceptionnelle.
Jan 11, 2015, 11:03 AM
tzynn Très belle bien évidemment
Jan 4, 2015, 6:22 PM
salome3544 LA pièce qui me vient à l'esprit quand je pense à la série ! Une vraie madeleine ... Respect ! :-)
Jan 4, 2015, 3:22 PM
FDC La collection qui se découvre peu à peu laisse apparaître des pièces fantastiques. Celle-là est digne d'un musée. Vivement la suite...
Jan 4, 2015, 2:15 PM
gabju Alors là!!! il y a du lourd... merci du partage
Jan 4, 2015, 2:01 PM
gregfanbd Que de souvenirs...il y a un petit coter nostalgique dans celle-ci.
Jan 4, 2015, 1:46 PM
Pitiwapiti Objectivement, ça déchire grave...
Jan 4, 2015, 1:36 PM
lsu38 Des souvenirs émus, en effet...
Jan 4, 2015, 1:23 PM
TueurDEriban Superbe couv de cette série phare, quels souvenirs de jeunesse, quelle collection +++
Jan 4, 2015, 1:17 PM
Buzzzz Magnifique !!!
Jan 4, 2015, 12:47 PM