Dupuis. 100 years of comics!
The Dupuis publishing house and its emblematic heroes, Spirou, Gaston, Les Nombrils, Seuls, les Tuniques Bleues, Largo Winch, are essential in the world of comic books.
The publishing house was created 100 years ago, in 1922. The printer Dupuis took on the role of publisher for the first time, with the first issue of the magazine "Les Bonnes Soirées". It was not until 1938 that Spirou became a household name, and then in 1955 that Franquin, Peyo, Morris, Will, Roba and many others entered the scene, allowing Dupuis to gain worldwide recognition.
To celebrate one hundred years of existence and original creations, the publishing house is organising a unique exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi. "Dupuis: la fabrique de héros", to be discovered until 30 July 2023.
"We wanted to offer an immersive project to discover the great history of Dupuis by experiencing the eight sections. This is not a chronological retrospective, but rather a portrait of the publishing profession as Dupuis has practised it over the last hundred years", says one of the exhibition's curators, Thierry Tinlot, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Spirou.