New Quick & Flupke Mural in the Marolles

by Vincent
Quick et Flupke new Mural in Marolles Brussels

Quick & Flupke, the two little rascals created by Hergé have now found an all new playground for their mischievously acts. Indeed, the previous mural found on the building at the corner of rue Haute and rue des Capucins had to be taken down in order to make way for a new housing project. The new work of art of the kids, wearing their famous red turtleneck and their green raincoat can now be admired at 19 rue Notre-Seigneur, 1000 Brussels.

Quick and Flupke mural

The new Quick & Flupke mural seen above was created by the Farm Prod collective and can be seen at the corner of Rue Hate et Rue Notre-Seigneur in Brussels


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“As key figures in Belgian comic strip world, they had to keep a place onthe Brussels comic strip route. What was more, these two “ketjes” had to stay in the Marolles, so dear to the author, as Hergé’s grandmother lived on rue Terre-Neuve. To add a funny little anecdote: this is also the official address of Tintin, except that “Newfoundland” has been mischievously renamed “Labrador” in fiction “.

Explains Ans Persoons, Deputy mayor in Brussels in charge of urban planning and responsible for the Comic Strip route.
Quick and Flupke mural

Like Tintin, Quick & Flupke are real Brusseleirs. These nicknames are moreover typically from Brussels dialect with: “Flupke” for Philippe and “Quick” being a nickname given to a friend of Hergé.

Quick and Flupke mural
This Quick & Flupke mural is the 54th along the Brussels comic strip route with an estimated cost to the city of around 12 500€

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