The comic strip in Brussels is a constantly changing sector, which is alive every day! Each year, new murals are added to the comic strip trail. Galleries and specialist stores are opened, attractions are created and exhibitions devoted to various authors or characters are still being held all over the region. The 9th art is everywhere !
There are so many different aspects to the comic strip landscape in Brussels. To help you to find your way around, VISITBRUSSELS offers various products which you can get from any of our tourist information offices.
How did the comic strip begin, and how is it defined? This exhibition takes you on a journey in enormous strides through the history of the world and its civilisations.
Above all, don’t miss the ’comic strip trail’, which has involved thirty walls in the capital being covered with comic strip characters that are larger than in life in every sense and portrayed in the most comical situations...
Discover in detail the 49 walls of the comic strip walk. The story of the series, anecdotes and the most important dates... all their secrets will be revealed!
Brussels is the native land of Tintin and Spirou, The Smurfs, Bob and Bobette and the famous Quick & Flupke have made children of all ages throughout the world dream, tremble and laugh. Come visit every corner of the city in the company of these lovable characters, immortalised in giant format on nearly 50 side walls of residential buildings.
Even though Hergé tried to smooth out some of the unduly glaring Brussels references, there is no doubt that the author derived inspiration from his own everyday life and the world he lived in.
How fortunate that the Brussels comic strip heroes are made of paper - they would otherwise be getting big ideas of themselves, now that they've made it into the film world. And Tintin is not the only one.