Comics Art Museum

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The Comics Art Museum, an accomplished attraction located in the heart of Brussels!

In an exceptional Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta, the Smurfs and Tintin unite their forces to unveil to the visitors all comic strip secrets, through permanent and temporary exhibitions covering the works from the pioneers to the most recent trends of the 9th art.
  • Close to Central Station • Public Transport : bus, tram and metro (Rogier).
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  • 2,6 Rogier
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  • Opening times

    25/06/2019 - 31/08/2020: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 3,50 € - Jeunes: 7,00 € - Senior: 8,00 €

Apart from being a great story of friendship and humour, Billy and Buddy is first of all a poetic theatre. The series was first released by the graphic artist Jean Roba in the comic magazine Spirou in 1959. With the help of some 1,500 gags and nigh on 40 beautiful hardback comic books, the series caught the imagination of three generations of children. The main ingredients of the success are the close bond between Billy, a little boy, and his dog and a tender sense of humour. The parents too soon became enthralled with the series, as they loved the way in which the author managed to perfectly translate the universal world of childhood, family, relationships with the surrounding world, into gags, starting with the pets. The latter actually seem to have a really good insight into the human mind… The adventures of Billy and Buddy were translated into some 15 languages, and from 1969 onwards they were turned into several animated television series. They subsequently also became the subject of a feature film in French with the actor Frank Dubosc playing the part of Billy’s father (2013 and 2017). In 2003, Jean Roba put Laurent Verron in charge of the production of the comic books. Since 2017, the series has been in the capable hands of two new artists: Bastide (graphic artist) and Cazenove (scriptwriter). They now walk in the footsteps of this great Belgian master. With an amusing glimpse into the human condition, an environment of love and tenderness that needs to be preserved, as well as a certain feeling of nostalgia for all those ingredients that make for a simple and happy life, the portrayal of a dog’s life surrounded by a pet tortoise and the birds in the trees; the exhibition reminds us, as Saint-Exupéry once wrote, that one is the product of one’s childhood as one is the product of one’s country. So, we all somewhat belong to the country of Billy and Buddy. Or at least, that is what we aspire to. Jean Auquier, Belgian Comic Strip Center

  • Opening times

    10/12/2019 - 13/09/2020: * monday and tuesday: closed * wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 3,50 € - Jeunes: 7,00 € - Senior: 8,00 €

In this original series Belgian author Alexis Dormal illustrates the scripts of his mother, Dominique Roques. Their work finds inspiration in their everyday life and comic strip characters such as Calvin & Hobbes or Mafalda. Working closely together, the mother and son team creates a gentle, vivid and mischievous world, illustrated in watercolours for added spontaneity and flow. Pico Bogue is a naughty little boy who is growing up in his family with his little sister Ana Ana. His sometimes-scathing repartee often echoes the challenges and contradictions of the world today. Depicted in his day-to-day life, with his family, at school or on holiday, Pico has a curious mind and often questions his nearest and dearest. By talking about love, friendship, art and the meaning of life, the series touches on universal themes which speak to each and every one of us and are close to our heart. The Belgian Comics Art Museum is delighted to invite young and old to discover this endearing world which is packed with humour and good humour! Exhibition curator: Mélanie Andrieu ith the support of the Brussels-Capital Region.

  • Opening times

    03/06/2020 - 08/11/2020: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 3,50 € - Jeunes: 7,00 € - Senior: 8,00 €

Famous for his amazing series Blacksad, Juanjo Guarnido is an author whose artistic talent soon swept him to foreign shores. He was born in Spain in 1967, and he has been passionately drawing since his early childhood. After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Granada, and following numerous collaborations in fanzines, he worked on television series in Madrid and later became part of the animation team at the Walt Disney studios in Montreuil on the outskirts of Paris. He worked hand in glove with the scriptwriter Juan Diaz Canales to create his first comic book entitled ‘Quelque part entre les ombres’ [Somewhere between the shadows], which in the USA is simply called Blacksad (Dargaud, 2000), in which he plunges the reader right into the heart of the USA of the 1950s and into the investigations of the private detective John Blacksad. To date, this animal-based series has been translated into several languages and has a huge following. Guarnido excels in watercolour drawings and in creating ambiances. Whether this be set in a dark dank alley or in the bright sunshine of New Orleans, this master’s brushes simply do wonders. He also created the drawings for Sorcelleries [Witchcraft] (Dargaud), which recounts the adventures of a fairy in the country of witches written by Teresa Valero. With Alain Ayrolles as the scriptwriter, he is now working on a new series by the name of Les Indes Fourbes [The Treacherous Indies] (Delcourt), which is set in the Spanish Golden Age and the New World. The exhibition will feature his first pencil sketches up to his completed drawings, and visitors can come and explore the fascinating universe of this famous contemporary author! Exhibiton curator: Mélanie Andrieu

  • Opening times

    24/06/2020 - 13/09/2020: * monday and tuesday: closed * wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 3,50 € - Jeunes: 7,00 € - Senior: 8,00 € - museumpassmusées: 0,00 €

Inspired by two witness accounts, Nicolas Juncker’s new album tells a compelling story. As can be seen from the selection of original artwork, the author uses pencil, wash drawing and charcoal to accurately recreate the oppressive ambiance of Berlin at the end of the Second World War. The bombardments, the anxiety of some and hope of others… the author’s approach uses different angles and experiences to add interest to his story. Through the journey of two woman he depicts the ambivalence of an era pervaded by many forms of violence. Hatred and fascism are rampant, leaving in their wake intense fear and helplessness. As one of the protagonists says: “Nothing will be like before” but life must go on… The BCSC is delighted to share this remarkable, touching story with its visitors. Mélanie Andrieu, Belgian Comic Strip Center

  • Opening times

    01/07/2020 - 31/08/2020: * monday and tuesday: closed * wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Envie de découvrir Bruxelles à travers la BD ? Ce jeu invite les visiteurs à dessiner la carte du royaume de la BD. Partez à la recherche du roi, de ses chevaliers, de son barde, et dressez le portrait de toute sa cour ! Cet été le jeu qui vous mène du CBBD vers une bonne dizaine de fresques BD dans le centre-ville est entièrement gratuit à l’achat d’un billet du musée. Durée du jeu : 3 heures (visite du musée comprise). 3,5 km de marche.

  • Opening times

    01/07/2020 - 13/09/2020: * monday and tuesday: closed * wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Avec ce carnet ludique, disponible gratuitement à l’accueil, les petits et grands sont invités à jouer et voire le monde avec les yeux de Pico Bogue. On joue avec les mots, on apprend comment une bande dessinée se crée avant de découvrir aux cotés de Pico et Ana Ana l’exposition qui leur est consacré. Durée du jeu : 45 minutes.

  • Opening times

    01/07/2020 - 08/11/2020: * monday and tuesday: closed * wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Blacksad, le fameux chat détective, est en prison, accusé d’avoir commis un crime. Aidez-le à rassembler les preuves qui soutiennent son alibi pour qu’il puisse chasser le coupable à son tour ! Le jeu est disponible gratuitement à l’accueil du musée, ou en téléchargement libre sur le site du musée. Durée du jeu : 30 minutes.

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

Capitale de la Belgique et de l'Europe, Bruxelles est également considérée comme l'une des grandes capitales de la bande dessinée. Un statut que la ville assume fièrement devant ses visiteurs grâce à une soixantaine de fresques murales rendant hommage aux auteurs et héros belges du 9e art. Départ du Musée de la BD (rue des Sables 20). . Réservations souhaitées sur https://reservation.elloha.com/?idPublication=9ba2f07c-b7ab-4b68-b2b9-d14b123fbe8f&idoi=9c81efea-4762-4ee0-be18-fbeb676635ef&culture=fr-FR&searchFirstAvailableDates=1 en insérant une date correspondant à l'événement.

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

Ook deze zomer stellen we u graag voor om de stripmuren van onze hoofdstad te ontdekken onder begeleiding van één van onze deskundige gidsen. Op de Vlaamse feestdag (11 juli) en op 26 juli zijn er rondleidingen in het Nederlands. Om zeker te zijn van een plaats is op voorhand inschrijven wenselijk! Vertrek aan het Stripmuseum (Zandstraat 20) - 14u30. Duur: 2u30. Op voorhand reserveren is wenselijk. Reservatie op https://reservation.elloha.com/?idPublication=9ba2f07c-b7ab-4b68-b2b9-d14b123fbe8f&idoi=9c81efea-4762-4ee0-be18-fbeb676635ef&culture=fr-FR&searchFirstAvailableDates=1

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 3,50 € - Jeunes: 7,00 € - Senior: 8,00 €

En suivant le parcours des expositions, laissez-vous porter par les interventions musicales d’un(e) soliste dans l’acoustique du magnifique bâtiment Horta qui abrite le Musée de la BD. Un programme éclectique pour les jeudis soirs du milieu de l’été, une ambiance nocturne insolite pour la visite d’un musée unique à Bruxelles. Le port du masque est vivement recommandé, les réservations via la plateforme de réservation sont souhaitables, ainsi que la distanciation et la prudence de circonstance durant ces visites. 10€ d’entrée pour le plein tarif, comme en journée! Laissez le/la musicien(ne) aller à son inspiration, libre dans sa bulle, et profitez de votre visite en musique. Programme: 16/7 Gaspard VANARDOIS Avec ses guitares, banjo, oud et autres cordes pincées, Gaspard Vanardois vous emmène en voyage à travers ces différents instruments. Laissez-vous envoûter par ses musiques rythmées, tantôt rêveuses, tantôt festives. 23/7 Line DAENEN Avec ses flûtes traversières, pédales d'effet et sa langue imaginaire, Line Daenen vous emmène dans son monde sonore composé d’ambient, de mélodies modales, de musique baroque et d'improvisation libre. 30/7 Cécile BROCHE Cécile Broché est l’une des rares violonistes ayant une formation à la fois en classique, en musique contemporaine et en jazz. 6/8 Mathias BRESSAN Après un premier album enregistré entre le Québec et la Belgique qui l'emmena sur les routes de la Francophonie,Mathias Bressan a notamment assuré les premières parties de Juliette Gréco et d'Albin de la Simone. Ses chansons se déguisent en écrins rock. Ses textes, empreints de belgitude et de mélancolie heureuse, rappellent son attachement viscéral à ses origines. 13/8 Martin SALEMI Au clavier, Martin Salemi interprète quelques unes de ses compositions et quelques reprises choisies avec soin! Les jeudis d'été, du 16 juillet au 13 août de 18h à 21h. Prix: identiques aux visites classiques. Réservation sur www.cbbd.be

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

Capital of Belgium and Europe, Brussels is also considered as one of the great capitals of comic strip. The city proudly assumes its status in front of its visitors thanks to more than sixty murals paying tribute to Belgian authors and heroes of the "9th Art". Departure from the Belgian Comic Strip Centre (Zandstraat/rue des Sables 20). Online bookings on https://www.comicscenter.net/en/news-flash/discover-the-brussels-comic-book-murals-during-a-guided-tour (insert the good date to see the event appearing in the list!)

  • Opening times

    29/09/2020 - 22/11/2020: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

This fun exhibition is vividly colourful and invites children to project themselves into the comic strip boxes whilst giving their parents clues about the ways and means of storytelling to get the story across, stories that can be both exciting and educational.

  • Opening times

    08/12/2020 - 23/05/2021: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

After his outstanding Inner City Blues, Biotope, Commando colonial and Atar Gull, Brüno has now shot to fame with Tyler Cross, which is a series of noir detective novels devised in collaboration with Fabien Nury, who also shares his fascination for the spellbinding and nightmarish America which continues to inspire them.