In related family news, Johan de Moor will see his entire “Vache” series re-published via Le Lombard later on this year. 2014 will be a de Moor year for sure.
Johan de Moor is planning a comic on his father Bob de Moor. De Moor Senior is back in the picture after the excellent biography by Ronald Grossey was published earlier this year: “Bob de Moor: de klare lijn en de golven”. This must have biography was published by the Flemish publisher Vrijdag and counts 480 pages. Get it now, only 1500 copies are available and just like Grossey’s other book on Will Vandersteen, this one will become a rare item in no time.
Note that it is not clear whether this is the same comic that fellow comic artists Nix wrote the scenario for (“Mr BD”) but we suppose it is.
Did you know that Bob de Moor started twice on a Jo et Zette album? The first was with Jacques Martin and was called “La Main Noire” (abandoned because the work on the “Ile Noire” took too much work), the second was the “Thermozéro” album in a scenario by Greg. The latter scenario was first used by Hergé for a TinTin album but abandoned. De Moor and Greg never got round to finish the “Thermozéro” album. You can see a scan of 2 pages, one of both aborted albums. The one with the boat is the “La Main Noire” one.
In 2013 the comic artist Régric (successor of J. Martin for the Lefranc series) made a brand new Barelli gag for NetCom2. Here are the pages.