Celebrate Marsupilami with us at the Belgian Comic Strip Center!
Maybe you've already seen him in a library or at a roundabout in the city of Charleroi. The peculiar creature with yellow fur and black spots we're talking about is none other than Marsupilami. Today at the Belgian Comic Strip Center we're celebrating 70 years of this comic book hero known for his expressive eyes and excessively long tail. Houba!
Comics artist André Franquin created Marsupilami in 1952 for his comic book Spirou et les héritiers (Spirou and the Heirs). He became a true comic book hero in Nid des marsupilamis (The Marsupilami's Nest) in which his countless escapades amaze and amuse readers.
Transitioning from a supporting role to the hero, Marsupilami takes up residence with his family in the heart of the Palombian jungle. His main qualities are loyalty, intelligence and strength which plunge readers into a myriad of exciting experiences throughout the comic books.
He has also inspired television and the film industry. He made his debut on the small screen with an animated series in which he is the hero of thrilling adventures before appearing in 2012 on the big screen in Alain Chabat's comedy Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami.
The Belgian Comic Strip Center has recreated his natural habitat to host him to the best of our abilities for four months. In this jungle you'll discover original comic book drawings signed by Batem, Franquin, Frank Pé and Goum among others. You'll be transported to the energetic world of Marsupilami thanks to the decor, collectables, drawings and activities for children and adults.
Come visit us at the Belgian Comic Strip Center, a magnificent building designed by Belgian architect Victor Horta, which will be transformed into the Palombian jungle for the exhibition.
Happy birthday to our dear Marsupilami!