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New Quick & Flupke Mural in the Marolles

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


“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€

Tribute to Hergé fresco by Mezzo in Laeken

Mural art realized by Mezzo, the creator of the King of the Flies comic strip illustrations as a tribute to Hergé. Mezzo of his real name Pascal Mesemberg was born in Drancy in 1960. At the age of 17, he began his career by sending illustrations in various magazines and graphzines Paris where he published his first comic strip in Métal Aventure and then collaborated with Zoulou and L’Écho des Savanes. After becoming famous working with Michel Pirus in 1989 he moved to Paris where he contributes regularly to the journal de Mickey as an illustrator and realizes the covers for Stephen King’s Librio collection novels. He also still publishes short stories in L’Écho des Savanes with his accomplice Pirus.

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Caroline Baldwin mural

This 160 square meters Caroline Baldwin mural is found at 10 Place de Ninove, 1000 Brussels. Made by D. Vandegeerde and  G. Oreopoulos of Art Mural SPRL it illustrates in 12 images the series of comic strips made by André Taymans and Bruno Wesel of Castermin of Caroline Baldwin a female private detective. Each of the images is featured in one of the buildings windows who are all brought together into one thanks to the full moon in the background.

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Les Rêves de Nic

The 160 square meters Les Rêves de Nic (Little Nic) comics strip mural is found at 40 Rue des Fabriques, 1000 Brussels. Hermann Huppen said he had been heavily inspired by American Author Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland when creating the Little Nic comics. Less popular than some of his other work such as Bernard Prince or Comanche only three albums ever were published. The mural of Nic followed by a whole army of Safari animals is still popular with the passer-by’s nonetheless.

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Cori le Moussaillon mural

The 48 square meters Cori le Moussaillon comics strip mural is found at 21 Rue des Fabriques, 1000 Brussels. Six albums were created by Bob de Moor (Robert Frans Marie De Moor) from 1951 to 1993. A true masters of the Belgian Clear Line style, he cooperated during his career with other famous Belgian Comic strip artists such as Hergé and Willy Vandersteen. Growing up in a port city he developed from an early age an interest for drawing sailing ships.

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Details of the top half of mural

cori le moussaillon top mural

Sailboat from bottom portion

Close-up of Cori le Moussaillon Waving from the Mast

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