Dupuis

Dupuis
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Parent companyMédia-Participations
StatusActive
Founded1922
FounderJean Dupuis
Country of originBelgium
Headquarters locationMarcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium
DistributionFrance, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada
Key peopleClaude de Saint Vincent
Fiction genresComic www.dupuis.com

Éditions Dupuis S.A. (French: [ʁɔj dypɥi]) is a Belgian publisher of comic albums and magazines.

Based in Marcinelle near Charleroi, Dupuis was founded in 1922 by Jean Dupuis, and is mostly famous for its comic albums and magazines. It is originally a French language publisher, but publishes many editions both in French and Dutch. Other language editions are mostly licensed to other publishers. Dupuis was for a long time a family business but was sold in the early 1980s and has since changed ownership a few times.

Origin

The growth of Dupuis towards becoming the leading comic book editor of Belgium started in 1938, when Dupuis added to its portfolio a men's magazine (Le moustique [the mosquito] in French, Humoradio in Dutch), a women's magazine (Bonnes Soirées [good evenings] in French, De Haardvriend [the hearth's friend] in Dutch) and the children's comics magazine Spirou.[1] The latter was originally only in French, and contained a mixture of American comics (e.g. Superman, Brick Bradford, and Red Ryder) and new creations (Spirou et Fantasio and Tif et Tondu). A few months later, a Dutch edition called Robbedoes followed.[2]

Other Languages
Ελληνικά: Dupuis
euskara: Dupuis
français: Dupuis
norsk: Dupuis
polski: Dupuis
português: Dupuis
svenska: Dupuis
українська: Dupuis