Brussels and Comic Strips
Brussels is the European Capital of Comic Strips.
You’ll find the most famous comic book heroes, like Tintin, Spirou, Lucky Luke and the Smurfs, all over Brussels, in the metro stations, throughout different neighbourhoods, in specialist bookstores and all sorts of other places. What’s more, if you take the Comic Strip Tour you can admire murals designed by or dedicated to Belgium’s great cartoonists.
And if you choose to discover Brussels through comic strips, you’ll get the chance to visit the famous Belgian Comic Strip Centre - BCSC, one of the major attractions in Brussels and an Art Nouveau treasure, which has over 4000 m² devoted to every aspect of comic strips, from their origins to their most recent developments. Right opposite the CBBD you’ll find the Marc Sleen Museum , dedicated to the creator of the famous cartoon character Nero.
Don’t miss the other must-sees in the centre of Brussels, like the The Comic Strip House, which will take you into the heart of Franco-Belgian comic strips, or the Moof, Museum Of Original Figurines, which has the finest collection of comic book figurines in the world.
Then there’s the Raymond Leblanc Foundation, which honours and preserves the entire cultural heritage of Raymond Leblanc, whose accolades include being one of the founders of the Éditions du Lombard and the "Tintin" magazine.
Less than 25 kilometres from the centre of Brussels you’ll find the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, in Louvain-la-Neuve. This wonderful place will plunge you into the world of the author of the Adventures of Tintin. Georges Remi, whose pen name was "Hergé", a brilliant 20th-century graphic artist and inventor of the “ligne claire” style, is often considered to be the father of European comic strips.