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Open on Mondays 24 and 31 October!
To coincide with the school holidays in Belgium, our museum will be exceptionally open on Monday 24 and 31 October. This will be an opportunity for the whole family to come and discover our 5…
Comics @ the museum
How can comics help to make a museum visit more attractive and/or insightful? How did the Louvre Museum, the Jüdisches Museum in Berlin and Musée de l'Homme in Paris tackle this question? And…
Sharpen your pencils!
In every corner of the museum, comic strip authors are waiting to challenge you! Short drawing challenges help you to immerse yourself in the Comic Strip Museum under the guidance of a professional…
Covid Safe Ticket
The Comics Art Museum is accessible only upon presentation of a valid Covid Safe Ticket (CST) from 16 years of age on. It is mandatory to wear a face mask from 6 years of age on in the entire…
Museum Night Fever
At last! Museum Night Fever is back with a bang! 23rd October promises to be an evening of new beginnings like never before! Our museum is joining forces with a team of young comic book artists…
Discover the comic strip murals with a guide!
On Sunday 25th of July you can participate in a guided tour of Brussels world famous comic strip murals ! Discover a selection of colorful, poetic and surprising murals in the Brussels city center…
Visitor's experience in augmented reality
Hunting for heroes of Belgian comic strip art, discovering invisible stages in the making of a work of comic strip art, immerse yourself in secret places full and finally, listen to the confessions…
Every Thursday between 29th of July and 26th of August, visitors can enjoy a visit of the exhibitions in a classical musical atmosphere. Every week, from noon till 2 pm, a different soloist lets…
Brusselsmuseums nocturnes: live creation of a comics fanzine!
For the first time the Comics Art Museum will participate in the Brusselsmuseums evening openings ! Enjoy a reduced price and meet with comic artists at work on Thursday 6th of May from 5 till 10…
Free museums for students!
The Comic Art Museum is open on Saturday for a special evening opening for students, thanks to a partnership with the City of Brussels. Students can visit the museum for free on Saturday upon…
Offer a visit of the museum
After a year when cultural life was at its lowest, you may now want to treasure your outings twice as much. So what better gift than a day of cultural immersion? Offer a gift voucher now that your…
The Comics Art Museum, in partnership with the Fondation Roi Baudouin, offers you the opportunity to contribute financially to an ambitious exhibition project, "United Comics of Belgium", which is…
Welcome to "Comic Art Europe" !
We are pleased to announce our participation in the « Comic Art Europe Project » for the next 3 years ! Four European organisations, each from a different country and representative of the comic…
Musical evening opening
On October 22nd the Comics Art Museum will open from 6 till 9 pm for a musical evening with Flemish artist Jeroen Janssen, who is not only anot only a graphic novelist, he is also an amateur violin…
Temporary closure of the Comics Art Museum
The Comics Art Museum follows the recommendations of the National Security Council to limit the spreading of the Covid-19 virus. The museum will be closed from Saturday 14th of March on, until…
€2 discount for the Smurf Experience!
Smurf your entrance ticket preciously: until January 27, it allows you to smurf a discount to the Smurf Experience! It also smurfs vice-versa: a previous visit to the Smurf Experience offers you a…
Workshop "Portraits of Heroines"
What's a heroine ? What women have had an influence on the history of comics? Why are they so little known compared to their male colleagues? We invite you to participate in a workshop where we…
The museum is open during the Bank Holiday !
A nice occasion to discover our exhibitions !
Traditional Chinese music in the museum
On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April, there will be an exceptional mini concert of the famous Chinese guqin player Yang Zhijian inside our exhibition "A Panorama of Chinese Comic Strips". Visit us…
03/03: Museum Night Fever!
On 3 March, the former Waucquez warehouses will yet again open their doors for textile art. This year, we present you animations about... bandana ! It is, of course, the accessory of cowboys…
Renovation work in the Brasserie
To serve you better the Brasserie of the Museum will be closed from 08 till 22 January. See you at the end of the month !
a combiticket with the MIMA
Until December the 31st, the new but already famous MIMA Museum hosts an exhibition called Art is Comic. As our own exhibition The new Wave of Flemish Comic Strip, it forecast creativity and…
The Museum is open 7 days a week !
Even on Sunday and on May 1st ! See you soon !
Lecture : les Droits de l'Homme
On the occasion of our Gallery exhibition dedicated to a book about the Declaration of Human Rights, we organise a meet & greet with the two authors followed by a signing session. Entrance to the…
Movie screening at the Museum
Book your place for the screening of Miss Hokusai (JAP sbt ENG), followed by a speech of its director Mr Keiichi Hara. On the 27 of September, from 6pm. Booking at firstname.lastname@example.org. In…
Comic Strip Festival : We are in !
This weekend, the Parc Royal hosts the Comic Strip Festival... But the Festival invests the entire city !Take the Mini Train with the BD Pass and visit us, as well as many other comic strip places.…
25/06 : First Brussels Smurfs Day !
Very often Smurf fans all over the world will gather to dress up as Smurfs together. They will run a marathon in Smurf style, organise a flashmob with Smurf dances and have a lot of fun together.…
100Masters : Visit at Autoworld
In the context of the #100Masters campaign our team visited AutoWorld today. Whoow, it’s really nice to see so many cars! What stands out immediately is their Masterpiece at the…
The Museum is open during the bank holiday weekend
We will be open as usual, from 10am to 6pm, this whole weekend and on Monday.
The Comic Museum is open
We are all deeply shocked by the attacks on the Brussels airport and metro. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones on this very sad day. Because we believe culture must remain…
Saturday 5th of March, Museum Night Fever is taking the floor!
And, as every other year, the Comics Art Museum is part of this thrilling adventure, where Brussels' Museums give young artists the opportunity to program shows and activities for Brussel's Night…
Workshop for Comic Creators
Following the succes of the last two years, the Comic Museum re-organizes a Workshop for Comic Creators. This yearly event offers young creators an opportunity to meet publishers. It will take…
Brasserie Horta closed from 18th to 31st of January
In order to serve you even better in the future, Brasserie Horta will be closed for renovation between the 18th and the 31st of January.
Museum closed this 20th-21st of November
Following the security recommendations for the Brussels Capital Region the Comics Art Museum will be closed for the public this weekend.
Summer activities in August
Besides two previously announced tours in July (09 and 23/07), we decided to organise activities for families visiting the museum on each Sunday in August. The participation to the activities is…
The Museum is open on Monday the 25th
Since 12th of January the Comics Art Museum is open every day... On bank holidays Pentecost Sunday and Monday as well !
Tribute to Charlie Hebdo
In tribute to the attack in Paris, we are casting in the hall of the museum a selection of cartoons done in reactionto this sad event. www.youtube.com/watch?v=za_PuipaXw8
BCSC open on Mondays!
From the 12th of Januray, the museum will be one of the rare museums in Brussels to be open on Mondays! That way, we'll be more available not only for citytrippers, who often stay longer than a…
BCSC on Google StreetView
If you plan your itinerary on Googlemaps, try Google StreetView... You will have a first virtual impression of our beautiful building and collections. To discover it, click here.
The museum exceptionnaly open on the 10th of November
This year we decided to open exceptionnaly our doors on Monday 10th of November!
4th and 5th of October : celebration weekend!
On the 4th and 5th October, the Comic Strip Museum will celebrate its 25th birthday! We'll propose you a full weekend program with concerts, participative games, story-tellers, guides, and many…
Open from 29th of May until 1st of June
The museum will be open as usually from 10am to 6pm from May 29 until June 1st. Our team will be very happy to welcome you for a visit!
The tours "The favourites of our specialists"
On the 11th of May, at the occasion of our 25th Anniversary, the session of guided tours by eminent members of BCSC will start. An unique opportunity to discover the museum with a guide as an…
We are open on the 1st of November
As every Friday, even if the 1st of November is a Bank holuday, we'll be open from 10am to 6pm.
Vote for your favorite museum!
Time has come to vote for the Museum Price!Vote for your favorite museum (the BCSC for example) on the following website: http://www.museumprijs.be/publieksprijs-2013Brussels' museums are on the…
Guided tour of the exhibition Brussels in Short
Thanks to Passa Porta Festival, the authors of the comic strips of the exhibition Brussels in Short will be present on Sunday the 24th to present you their works.Between 1 and 1.30pm, Stedho, Eva…
The museum will be open on the 31st of December!
In order to spend the last day of 2012 with its public, the Belgian Comic Strip Center decided to open its doors on Monday 31st of December, at the usuals timings (10am-6pm). We hope to see you then!
The great temporary exhibitions (35)
Smurf for All, All for Smurf
Fifty years after their birth, the Smurfs remain among the most popular characters ever created by a Belgian comic strip author.
Born in the hills over Liège, François Walthéry decided very early on in life that he was going to be a cartoonist. His first plates, published in 1962 when he was barely 16 years old, were…
10 years of the Ecritures
The Ecritures collection was launched by the publisher Casterman in the autumn of 2002. Quartier lointain by Jirô Taniguchi and L’Autoroute du Soleil by Baru, published in plain cream covers,…
Spirou passed from hand to hand
Created on 21 April 1938 to enliven the pages of the weekly children’s comic launched by the publishing house Dupuis, the character Spirou is one of the emblematic characters of the European…
Will Eisner, from the Spirit to the graphic novel
Universally regarded as one of the world masters of the comic strip in the 20th century, the American Will Eisner (1917-2005) first became known as the creator of Spirit (1940), an upholder of the…
The Swiss comic strip in Brussels
The geography of the European comic strip rises to some impressive heights – among them Derib, Cosey and Zep – and not everyone realizes that these authors are not in fact Belgian but Swiss.…
Canicule, Autopsy of an graphic novel
Before becoming a comic strip album by Baru, one of today’s masters of the comic strip, Canicule was a sombre and passionate novel by Jean Vautrin. This exhibition staged by CBBD is a first of…
100 years in the Balkans
One hundred years ago, the world learned of the existence of a city in central Europe called Sarajevo, then in Bosnia. The heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire had just been assassinated by a…
Between the Sacred Isle (‘Ilot Sacré’) and the European quarter, to the north of the canal and the south of the River Woluwe, live the people of Brussels. In joint tribute both to the 25 years…
Rosinski from Poland
The first thing is his emotions about graphic art in his early childhood. At the age of 10 or thereabouts, he finds himself leafing through some strange magazine, coming from the side of Europe. He…
The Universe of Thorgal
It was in Tintin magazine that Grzegorz Rosinski and Jean Van Hamme created Thorgal, an epic family saga sometimes tinged with fantasy. This comic strip was to become tremendously successful – so…
Jean Van Hamme, traveller without frontiers
After studying economics and business administration, Jean Van Hamme (Brussels, 1939) held a high-ranking post in a major multinational company. He then abandoned his career overnight to devote…
Fred Jannin, Just too much
An ardent admirer of Franquin, Gotlib and the Monty Python team, Brussels-born Frédéric Jannin (Uccle, 1956) published his first comic strips in a tabloid rock magazine. As the author of the…
For decades, bakers in every village in Belgium used a small cartoon character to display their opening hours and holiday dates. Kramikske (or Briochon), the little baker boy, was the work of…
Frank Pé or the passions of a faun
Master of direct colour and illustrator par excellence, Frank Pé – who signs his work Frank – produced a heart-warming depiction of his love of nature in Broussaille and Zoo. Broussaille,…
Imaginary worlds feature prominently in comic strips but Étienne Davodeau prefers to base his stories on real life and take his inspiration from his homeland and family and friends. Davodeau…
There comes a day when a comic strip reader is so struck by the cover image of an album that he sees it as part and parcel of the album illustrations. When that happens it’s for life. Cover art…
Gipi or the Power of Emotions
Gipi (Gianni Alfonso Pacinotti) was born in Pisa in 1963 and produces illustrations for publishing houses, and also regularly works on collaborations with the Italian press. In 2006, he shot into…
Asterix in Belgium
One fine day, at the height of their career, Goscinny and Uderzo decided to tell the story of the adventures of Asterix among the Belgians, after already putting him through some laugh-out-loud…
Zidrou (Benoît Drousie) began his career as a teacher. He then caught the writing bug and in 1992 he collaborated on the scenario's of 'Sac à Puces' and he began writing satirical strips for the…
The New Wave of Flemish Comic Strip
This new generation of authors born to a region renowned for the immense popularity of its family comic strips is inspired by far-away horizons rather than by local material. Despite their artistic…
A panorama of Chinese comic strips
The decision to devote a major exhibition to Chinese comic strips one day was made some time ago and now the Belgian Comic Strip Center is delighted to announce “A Panorama of Chinese Comic…
It has taken this outstanding graphic novel artist just less than two decades to rise to prominence on the Franco-Belgian comic strip art scene. Her powerfully inspired and profoundly humanist work…
Once upon a time, somewhere between the lakes and the forests of the Province of Quebec, there was a small village community as there are so many others in the world: a few families, a handful of…
In the early 1980s, the then little-known Belgian illustrator, Willy Linthout (1953), came up with the idea of creating a comic strip about the Belgian comic Urbanus (1949), who was already famous…
Ever since he first spotted Wasterlain’s talent, Franquin collected the latter’s pages and drawings in a folder. And then one fine day, he showed them to our astonished author, who at the time…
Forget the image of a writer working alone in his studio. Emmanuel Lepage, of Breton origin, loves to travel, meet people, make discoveries and share his experiences. Incorporating his love of…
The Belgian author Midam has always nurtured the art of laughter, right from his earliest drawings to his most recent works, and he has poured all of his talent into gag comics. The Kid Paddle…
Inside the head of Charel Cambré
Welcome to the mind of Charel Cambré, winner of the 2020 Bronzen Adhemar and known for comic book series such as Amoras,Spirou, Jump, Filip & Mathilde, Pinanti United, Spike and…
The rise of Korean comics
From the first cartoons published in the press to the most recent webtoons, through popular characters and major series, The Rise of Korean comics invites visitors to discover the dynamics and…
Blake & Mortimer
The exhibition "The Secret of the Swordfish" aims to provide the public with the keys to understanding this seminal work in its own time, while highlighting its astonishing topicality.
George van Raemdonck
In Belgium, it was Hergé who first introduced comic strip art as we know it in 1929. However, prior to this, an Antwerp-born comic strip artist had already dreamed up the adventures of two special…
Comics at the Louvre
The exhibition Comics at the Louvre, presented by the Comics Art Museum, invites visitors to rediscover the Louvre through the works of twenty reknown comic strip artists. In focusing on each…
Marc Sleen 100. Nero 75.
Marc Sleen created the drawings for 217 Nero comic books. This is just one series but it includes so many comic books. He achieved a world record which is officially recognised in the Guinness Book…
Bronze Adhemar laureate Judith Vanistendael (1974) is a true ambassador of comics and reaches a wide and international audience with her drawings. She always delivers socially relevant comics,…
La marque Jacobs
The Belgian Comic Strip Center is absolutely delighted to welcome within its walls the biography in comic-strip form of Edgar P. Jacobs, the creator of Blake et Mortimer. From the Sablon area to…
Galery: Les Petites Gens (Le Lombard, 2012)
The great Miguel de Cervantès once wrote: "That is life, my friend, except that it is not as good as the life you see in the theatre". The author of Don Quixote had understood that only a show…
When the manager of a punk rock group – a scenario writer – teams up with the lyric writer for a rock band – an artist – it may result in a comic strip album that creates quite a stir! A…
Perkeros, Les notes fantômes
Finland has had a great comic book tradition for many years. The country’s most famous author is the artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001), whose Moomin tales have travelled the world. What is more,…
‘The Godfrrrrsaken Island’ [L'Île carrément perdue]
The collaboration between Luc Cromheecke and Sti has resulted in one of the funniest comic strip series ever. We already know that Luc Cromheecke has a fantastic feeling for comic strip humour from…
Barly Baruti & Christophe Cassiau-Haurie
Artist Barly Baruti, the standard-bearer of comic strip creation in Africa, heads an oeuvre unequalled in the Green Continent. Baruti’s works were published regularly in Europe before he decided…
Brussels in shorts (Passaporta/Oogachtend)
Brussels has always been a magnet for artists, especially comic strip writers. The ‘Brussels in Shorts’ creation project has given young authors the opportunity to (re)discover the city and to…
Heureuse Vie ! Heureux Combats ! (Happy Life! Happy Fighting!)
Among the hundreds of original albums published every year in autumn, some are more worthy of consideration than others. Why? Because they make a stronger graphic impression. Or because the…
Le magicien de Whitechapel tome 1 Jerrold Picobello (The Whitechapel Magician Volume 1 Jerrold Picobello)
This is the remarkable achievement of an artist turned author, a man of distinction. After a career spanning 45 years in the world of comic strip art, Benn has managed to rid himself of the ‘big…
El Mesías, Wauter Mannaert and Mark Bellido
Even though Wauter Mannaert’s career as a comic strip artist is certainly still in its infancy, we can already say that El Mesías is a first magnum opus. It is impressive, not particularly in…
The Forgotten Slaves of Tromelin
This is a highly original comic book, which the Belgian Comics Art Museum now has great pleasure in introducing in the Gallery. Comic strip artist, Sylvain Savoia, tells the story of his…
Alvin – part 1
This summer we have decided to exhibit a lovely comic book based on an animal story that will appeal both to the young and old. However, do not be deceived by its sweet appearance because the story…
No, it’s not the thrilling adventures of a comic strip hero … Sean Chuang’s 80s Diary in Taiwan is all about him. It’s an authentic tale of his childhood in Taipei at a pivotal moment in…
HYVER 1709 – Deel 1
Of all the famous comic strip spin-offs, there are only few that have had as much success as Amoras. This six-part cycle, which was launched two years prior to Spike and Suzy’s 70th anniversary,…
Ancco, Mauvaises filles, Cornélius Publ.
South Korea is without a doubt one of the most interesting Asian countries when it comes to comic strip art. Whereas the country obviously excels in ‘webtoons’ or digital comics, many authors…
History is being written as we speak. Cuba is now opening itself up to the world and also discovering modern comic strip art. Undoubtedly, the eighteen Cuban authors who are exhibiting in this…
Salto, from Mark Bellido and Judith Vanistendael
‘Salto’, which is a first collaboration between Mark Bellido and Judith Vanistendael, is enjoying a tremendous success. We featured Bellido and his previous graphic novel ‘El Mesías’ in…
The Comic Strip Center is particularly pleased to welcome Mon frère le chasseur to its Gallery. In this hard-hitting story, Sarah Herlant delivers a powerful, extremely moving account of the…
They are in blue and quite a pair: It’s the Bluecoats!
In 1968, Raoul Cauvin created the Bluecoats series for Salvé (Louis Salvérius), who, like him, was working for the publishing company Dupuis. The series consisted of humorous short stories…
Human Rights, A Modern Ideology
What an excellent idea to allow the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to have its say! It tells us its history, its hopes, its values to be preserved: “I am not just a package of rights. I…
In times when comic strip magazines are becoming ever thinner on the ground, the Comic Strip Museum aims to encourage initiatives that offer upcoming authors a platform to show off their skill.…
Fanny K. – Moordgriet
Some comic strip characters capture our imagination to such an extent that we almost forget that they actually only play a minor part. Fanny is just such an example. When she first appeared upon…
TER « L’étranger », by Rodolphe and Christophe Dubois
The cover captures our imagination on the spot because of the finesse of the drawings and the abundance of colour. Its great depth and sheer poetry simply draw us into the story… Welcome to TER,…
Le Règne. Volume 2: Le Maître du Shrine
The new series Le Règne, which is a first collaboration of two highly talented authors, promises some very entertaining reading. The script was written by Sylvain Runberg, who specialises in…
Peter Van Dongens’ crystal-clear style combined with his meticulous historical research are just the perfect combination for bringing long bygone times back to life. The graphic novel Rampokan is…
Le voile noir by Dodo and Cha
“Can you laugh about anything”? Dodo and Cha certainly think so, as we can see from this album. Dodo, the scriptwriter, takes us in pursuit of his protagonists to Syrakia, in a tragicomedy…
The Aire Libre collection, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is a real Ali Baba’s cave. And Philippe Aymond’s new oeuvre is a pure reflection of it. Created in direct colour by a man…
Geisha ou le jeu du shamisen
Japan, land of the rising sun, has a fascinating history, culture and traditions. It is famous for its prints, culinary art and martial arts. The geisha, another of the country’s symbols,…
Minivip & Supervip
Minivip and Supervip, do you know them? Bruno Bozzetto created these two charming characters a few years ago, and they now feature in a freely adapted comic book with drawings by Grégory…
Andy, A Factual Fairytale
After producing his audacious comic book entitled Rembrandt, Typex has now delved into the universe of Andy Warhol. His latest amazing comic book has taken him five years to complete. The highly…
Une maternité rouge [Earth-coloured Motherhood]
For its very first exhibition of the year, the Comics Art Museum is extremely happy to display in its Gallery a selection of plates from Christian Lax’ new comic book Maternité rouge…
La famille Blaireau-Renard: Les Arbres [The Badger-Fox Family and Trees]
Much to our delight, the most endearing Badger-Fox family has moved in and has made itself comfortable in the Gallery of the Comic Strip Art Museum! Mirroring the experiences of this exceptional…
La fille de l'exposition universelle. Paris 1867.
The Comics Art Museum is delighted to be exhibiting the adventures of Julie Petit-Clou in its Gallery. She is the ‘world expo girl’, and the mischievous heroine of a new series released by the…
Penss et les plis du monde [Penns and the folds of the world]
Jérémie Moreau is not only a talented but also an amazing author, because of his powerful stories and also because of the way in which he draws them. Whether he is revisiting an English legend,…
To celebrate the special occasion of their 20th anniversary, the publishing house Éditions Bries is taking its place in the Gallery! Thanks to Ria Schulpen’s energy and creativity, this…
The graphic designer cum reporter Nicolas Wild takes immense pleasure in travelling around the world to investigate and report on locations of global interest in order to gain a greater…
Seules à Berlin [Alone in Berlin]
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…
Perspective(s) on the world
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,…
“Certainly not just another trophy to gather dust on the mantelpiece...” Raymond Leblanc, founder of Tintin magazine and Belvision studios, has given a break to several generations of leading…
Leconte fait son cinéma
The name of Patrice Leconte evokes a number of outstanding films, whose fame testifies to their success. For several months, two comic book authors accompanied him on his projects, taking note of…
CAN for BALKANS
Comics sometimes tend to stereotype the Balkan countries and the people who live there. The exhibition "Can for Balkans" aims to lift the veil on these stereotypes, but also on the history of the…
Draw for change !
In the summer of 2023, the Comic Art Museum is welcoming a very special project: "Draw for Change". The exhibition presents the work of six female artists - press cartoonists - from six different…