Large format comics on the streets of Brussels 1

Large format comics on the streets of Brussels 1

Coming to the Belgian capital, visitors will be immersed in a colorful world, walking along streets decorated with vivid murals.

The Comic Book Route in Brussels is a walkway that follows walls and buildings hidden between the city and residential areas near Laeken and Augerghem.

A fun mural of characters from the story of Asterix.

This project began in 1991, initiated by local officials.

Belgium considers comics a pride and develops it into an art form.

In Brussels, you can find dozens of shops, statues, murals, bars and museums dedicated to this art.

In the early 20th century, comic books did not have their own publishers but were printed collectively in newspapers, weekly magazines, and monthly magazines… In the early 1900s, the first French comic books appeared.

Large format comics on the streets of Brussels

Familiar scene in the story of cowboy Lucky Luke.

One of the earliest comic books published in Belgium was The Adventures of Tintin, created by Georges Prosper Remi and printed in 1929. The stories of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters were also written by Paul Winckler,

The first success gave many publishers inspiration for the idea of periodically printing American stories.

When World War II began, importing American comics was very difficult.

First, they completed unfinished American stories such as Superman and Flash Gordon.

Large format comics on the streets of Brussels

Mural of a bustling street corner in a comic book.

Today, French-Belgian comics are translated into most languages in Europe.

Even if you are not a comic book fan, coming to Brussels, don’t miss the experience of walking and admiring the streets.

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