With more than 700 working artists and authors, it’s no wonder that the comic strip is known in Belgium as the 9th art. With such famous characters as Tintin, Spirou, the Smurfs, and Lucky Luke, comic strip is ingrained in the Belgian psyche. The Centre is the spiritual home of these drawn characters both past and present. The permanent exhibitions explore the invention and history of the art as well as looking at the creative processes involved. One section focuses on the beautiful Art Nouveau building it’s housed in, a department store/warehouse designed by Victor Horta, saved from decay by the current trust. This mix of comic art and sublime architecture makes the Centre an inspiring must see.
Belgian Comic Strip CentreThe story of Belgian comic strip in a glorious building
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