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Boule et Bill, 1963. by Roba - Illustration
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Boule et Bill, 1963.

Illustration
1963
Ink
Au mur.
Publication.
Publication.
Couverture de l'album à colorier 01/102.

Comment




ROBA : encre de chine et rehauts de gouache blanche pour une illustration originale publiée en 1963 dans l’album à colorier DUPUIS n° 01/102. Signée en bas à droite.

Scène familiale typique de l'univers de la série Boule et Bill. Un enfant et un *!?*$@ qui jouent à la balle sous l’œil bienveillant de leur père, dans le jardin de la maison familiale. Tout l’esprit et l’univers de la série résumés en un dessin d’une lisibilité exemplaire. Douceur, innocence, tendresse, équilibre, harmonie, simplicité.


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

  • #children
  • #dogs
  • #flowers
  • #ball

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janvier Quelle magnifique collection d'originaux d'albums à colorier! Ce dessin est vraiment plein de fraîcheur familiale!
Feb 13, 2018, 7:37 AM
MattMurdock Petits moineaux qui épaulaient parfois Bill dans ses péripéties...Les débuts d'une belle aventure.
Dec 25, 2015, 7:57 PM
MM58 Tout est dit... C'est à croquer, c'est tendre.... Bravo, j'adore !
Jun 16, 2015, 8:31 AM
YoannB Mignonne illustration, pleine de tendresse, effectivement.
Jun 15, 2015, 11:06 PM