The original image used for the announcement poster is a little bigger showing more of the comic balloons used for the iconic balloon parade.
In addition to the poster version of the event a variant version with the famous Swordfish from the Blake and Mortimer series has been drawn and will be co-edited by Atlantic 12 with Collector BD in a limited version, numbered and signed on nice paper.
On Saturday September 14, 2019 a conference around Blake and Mortimer will be held in BoZar. The various artists who have continued the series will take part in a special talk on the legendary duo. This is a unique opportunity to talk about Edgar P. Jacobs’ work and the influence it still has today on comic strip artists. Questions will be answered on topics such as the original work, or the focus of this last chapter on Brussels. François Schuiten, Yves Sente , Peter Van Dongen, André Juillard, Yves Schlirf, Jaco Van Dormael, Thomas Gunzig and Laurent Durieux will be present.
A ticket giving access to the special Blake & Mortimer signing session will be distributed (only) to conference attendees depending on the number of seats available. This signing session will take place on the same day from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Dargaud stand A20.