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Le nid du Marsupilami - Couverture Recueil Spirou n° 60 by André Franquin - Original Cover
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Le nid du Marsupilami - Couverture Recueil Spirou n° 60

Original Cover
1957
Ink
36 x 26.5 cm (14.17 x 10.43 in.)
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Couverture du recueil, telle que publiée
Plaque émaillée, éditée par Champaka
Recueil des couvertures Franquin, édité chez Dupuis
Verso de l'oeuvre

Comment

Cette couverture du génial André fut utilisée plus tard pour une plaque émaillée (éditions Champaka - 1994) et, plus récemment, dans le livre, édité par Dupuis: "Couvertures de recueils Spirou par Franquin" (2013).
La photo prise est brut de décoffrage, l'oeuvre mériterait une petite restauration, l'encadrement de l'ancien propriétaire est d'une laideur à faire pleurer mais, comme on dit, qu'importe le flacon, pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse...

Edit: enfin un scan digne de ce nom et non plus une photo pourrave.
Et en cadeau bonus, dans les images additionnelles, le verso du dessin avec une petite surprise...

Publication

  • Couvertures de recueils SPIROU, par Franquin - Tirage de luxe
  • Dupuis
  • 11/2013
  • Interior page

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About André Franquin

André Franquin is undoubtedly the grandmaster of the so-called "School of Marcinelle", the group of artists that worked for the magazine Spirou during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. A true legend in the world of comics, Franquin earned countless fans, both for his series in general, as well as his dynamic, energetic and vivid drawing style. Between 1946 and 1969 he succeeded Jijé on Spirou's title character 'Spirou'. Franquin enriched the franchise by creating longer, more complex and ambitious narratives. He also introduced several characters still used by his successors, including the Count of Champignac, the Mayor of Champignac, Zorglub, Zantafio, Seccotine and one of the world's most strangest animals, the Marsupilami, who'd inspire a succesful spin-off series of its own. Franquin is unanimously regarded as the best artist 'Spirou' ever had. Above all he was a comedic genius. He crafted some of the funniest gag comics ever made, such as about the couple 'Modeste et Pompon' (1955-1959) and of course his signature series 'Gaston Lagaffe' (1957-1996), about the most incompetent office clerk who ever existed. In the dawn of his career, Franquin started drawing more adult comics as well, of which the nihilistic and satirical 'Idées Noires' (1977) is the most notorious and celebrated. Text (c) Lambiek