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1976 - Boule et Bill couverture N°12 - Roba by Roba - Original Cover
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1976 - Boule et Bill couverture N°12 - Roba

Original Cover
Ink

Publication

  • Ce coquin de cocker
  • Dupuis
  • 01/1976
  • 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

Thematics

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EM1 Très belle couverture!
Apr 13, 2019, 7:34 PM
Barttallica Een mooi stuk! Uit tijden toen het leven nog eenvoudig was.
Oct 17, 2018, 8:35 PM
ludogrid Magnifique de tendresse et de poésie.
Aug 21, 2018, 6:43 PM
Maverick Belle pièce de Roba, Congrats !
Apr 28, 2018, 12:44 AM
blizzardtonight great !!!!
Jan 3, 2018, 2:41 PM
MM58 Une pièce dont je rêve ... bravo !
Dec 17, 2016, 6:34 PM
SupHermann Trop trop mignon. Tout l'esprit de la série est présent
Jul 28, 2015, 11:22 PM
MorgnThorg Là, je craque... sublime!
May 24, 2015, 1:22 PM
syndicien Cela fait rêver une si jolie couverture avec un Bill humanisé et fort bien éduqué remerciant son jeune maître pour le repas... j'adore ♥
May 12, 2015, 11:11 AM
Eltanin Joli et rare! Bravo!
Apr 1, 2015, 2:22 PM
Gihach Très belle couverture
Jan 21, 2015, 12:08 PM
Spirou Magnifique couverture, et d'une rareté absolue. Simple, efficace, et amusant. Quel plaisir !
Jan 4, 2015, 7:28 PM
Buzzzz Superbe ! que de souvenirs !
Jan 4, 2015, 12:48 PM