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Little Spirou

Little Spirou

Little Spirou by Saltwater
Little Spirou by Saltwater


Little Spirou

Little Spirou is wishing you a very happy new year!  15x15   50x50 

Spirou, created by Franquin, is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics.

Little Spirou is wearing the traditional groom costume.
His shoes are protected by gaiters.
(Hercule Poirot is wearing similar gaiters over his shoes in some episodes...  14x15  )

Traditional media
Markers on paper

Markers used: mainly Letraset ProMarkers
Paper used: Canson XL Marker --  70g/m2

(framing  created in Photoshop)

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General Info

Category Miscellaneous » Holiday Art » Christmas
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TeeJay87 on December 27, 2015, 4:59:26 AM

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TeeJay87I've never understood, why is Spirou dressed as groom. Of course it's not affecting the comics (and cartoons made after them) in bad way. :)

Saltwater on December 27, 2015, 11:39:42 AM

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SaltwaterSometimes the simplest explanation is the best.  ;-)
In the very first version, before the war, Spirou was just a comic strip for a magazine,
and Spirou was a groom for the newspaper "le moustique"  (mosquito)   :-)
He was just a mischievous boy playing tricks.
The drawing and the little stories were very simple.

This was before Franquin and before the albums of Spirou.
Franquin is considered as being the real creator of Spirou.

TeeJay87 on December 28, 2015, 10:45:01 AM

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TeeJay87And I guess Spirou retained his outfit, because it became essential part of his design, didn't it ?

Saltwater on January 11, 2016, 4:37:25 AM

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SaltwaterYes, you are totally right.  :-)
Franquin kept the groom uniform of course, which is an essential feature of Spirou,
though he considerably improved the whole design and the characters, 
he gave them personality, and also he created interesting stories with a plot.

alitta2 on December 30, 2015, 12:27:40 PM

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alitta2Cute! I haven't seen much of the comic, in which he was a kid. I rather remember him as a teenager (and mostly from the cartoon sreies I once mentioned here), so his kid-form astonishes me :D
By the way, Happy New Year to you as well ;)

Saltwater on January 11, 2016, 4:24:23 AM

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SaltwaterYou did not miss anything at all, believe me!
Even if the design of the little Spirou is cute and fun, it is just a succession of silly little jokes, there is no story.
I prefer the "real" Spirou.  :-)

Falconlobo on December 26, 2015, 11:49:40 PM

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Falconlobosooo adorable^6

Saltwater on December 27, 2015, 11:24:40 AM

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SaltwaterThank you so much! :D