Spirou et Fantasio is one of the most popular classic Franco-Belgian comics. The series, which has been running since 1938, shares many characteristics with other European humorous adventure comics like The Adventures of Tintin and Asterix. It has been written and drawn by a succession of artists.
The comic strip was originally created by Rob-Vel.
Franquin developed the strip from single gags and short serials into
long adventures with complex plots, and is usually considered as the
definitive author of the strip.