In Spirou  's collection
Timour n° 22 « La Gondole noire », 1967. by Sirius - Original Cover

Timour n° 22 « La Gondole noire », 1967.

Original Cover
La couverture de l'album, 1967.
La couverture de la réédition, 1986.
Promotion dans le catalogue DUPUIS Etrennes 1970.


: encre de chine et gouache blanche pour la couverture du 22ème tome des TIMOUR, « La Gondole Noire », un des « dos ronds » DUPUIS datant de 1967. Prépublication dans le beau Journal de Spirou.

A noter que la Collection des « dos ronds » est composée des albums de nombre des auteurs les plus populaires édités par DUPUIS - à l'exception notable de JIJE, WILL, MORRIS et TILLIEUX - puisqu'on y retrouve FRANQUIN, PEYO, ROBA, FOURNIER, MACHEROT, SIRIUS, JIDEHEM, FRANCIS, KIKO, et SERON.


  • La gondole noire
  • Dupuis
  • 01/1967
  • Front cover

About Sirius

Max Mayeu has worked under a variety of pseudonyms, such as Marco and Badour, but he is best known as Sirius. Born in Soignies, Hainaut, Mayeu grew up in several locations in Spain and South-France, because his father was an engineer who had to travel a lot because of his profession. While studying law in Brussels, he was a journalist for student magazines like L'Avant-Garde and Le Nouveau Journal. He first used his pseudonym Sirius in the pages of Le Patriote Illustré, a paper for a bourgeois audience published by La Libre Belgique. Sirius joined the Marcinelle-based publisher Dupuis and it's magazine Spirou in 1942. He remained with this magazine for the rest of his career. He took on a more realistic style and created the action series 'L'Épervier Bleu', a sort of Jack London in comics format. Due to censorship, this series was discontinued in 1953, and didn't return until 20 years later. When 'L'Épervier Bleu' was discontinued in 1953, Sirius began his long-running 'Les Timour' series, based on an idea of Xavier Snoeck. Every episode of this saga explores another period in history with always another member of the Timour dynasty. Text (c) Lambiek


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SupHermann Tout à fait d'accord. Un auteur intéressant
Dec 16, 2015, 8:45 PM
tzynn Toujours sympa les couvs de Sirius
Dec 16, 2015, 8:04 AM