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).
    • Paying Public Car Parkings.
  • 2,6 Rogier
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  • Opening times

    25/06/2019 - 08/11/2020: * monday: closed * 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

    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

    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.

  • Opening times

    29/09/2020 - 07/03/2021: * monday: closed * 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 € - museumpassmusées: 0,00 €

De ses premiers dessins aux œuvres les plus récentes, l’auteur belge Midam cultive l’art du rire et met son talent au service du gag. Les albums de Kid Paddle, connus et traduits dans le monde entier, symbolisent à eux seuls cet univers humoristique devenu un incontournable de la bande dessinée européenne. S’il dessine depuis toujours, Midam entre dans la profession en rejoignant l’équipe de Spirou, pour lequel il crée de nombreux dessins afin d’animer les rubriques du journal. À partir de 1993, il met en scène le personnage de Kid Paddle dont les aventures en mode jeu vidéo connaissent un succès grandissant auprès du public. Dès 2003, l’univers se prolonge avec la série Game Over, présentant les aventures du « Petit Barbare », l’avatar virtuel de Kid. Retraçant plus de vingt ans de création, l’exposition revient sur les grandes étapes de la carrière de Midam et lui donne la parole. A travers « l’itinéraire d’un Kid de Bruxelles », les visiteurs sont conviés à (re)découvrir l’univers d’un auteur créatif, qui ne cesse de réinventer son approche artistique pour nous surprendre et nous faire rire, encore et toujours… Mélanie Andrieu - Commissaire

  • Opening times

    29/09/2020 - 07/03/2021: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Dans le cadre de son exposition "Midam, itinéraire d'un Kid de Bruxelles", le musée distribue à ses visiteurs des carnets de questions visant à tester vos connaissances sur l'auteur de Kid Paddle. Évidemment, toutes les réponses se trouvent dans l'exposition! Une fois les cinq réponses trouvées, glissez votre bulletin dans l'urne et vous gagnerez peut-être des entrées pour le Parc Spirou Provence situé près d'Avignon, dans le sud de la France!

  • Opening times

    20/10/2020 - 09/01/2021: * monday: closed * 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 €

Back in 2005 Futuropolis began publishing albums which viewed the world with a sense of an engagement. Comics ventured into territories hitherto little explored. Reports, inquiries, history books, travels accounts, intimate confessions… there was, it seemed, no field of investigation this new wave of authors left untouched. They had left behind their imaginary worlds to lend their talent to the real, often placing themselves central to their story, and starting a trend for contradiction, revolt and repression, injustice and revolution, collective conquest and individual destiny. Their stories were very well documented and supported, expressing a point of view and shedding a light on facts which still have repercussions today. Combining personal accounts and stories of the past, the exhibition Perspective(s) on the world explores our societies through a selection of five titles published this year. The five remarkable journeys change our view of the events and commit them to memory. A memory we need if we are to lend more sense to, and better understand, our present... A collaboration between the Belgian Comic Strip Center and FUTUROPOLIS