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This page describes content which, while legally created, was not licensed by the Walt Disney Company.This page describes content which was not licensed by all relevant copyright-holders, though created by or with the help of an established official creator. Spirou and the Poisson Express (Spirou et le Pousson Express in the original French) is a cartoon written and drawn by Rob-Vel. It features Spirou.


Spirou, riding an oversized fish, demonstrates that the Starfish fish shop gets all its deliveries from, not the Pony Express, but the “Poisson Express”

Behind the scenes

This cartoon was created in 1978, 35 five years after Rob-Vel had stopped being the regular author of the Spirou comics, as a thank-you card to the real-life Étoile de mer fish shop of which he was a frequent patron.

The card is signed both "Rob-Vel" and “Spirou Ier”, “Spirou Ier” (for "Spirou the First") being the term Rob-Vel began using throughout the 1970's to refer to "his" Spirou as opposed to the later, more grown-up version of the character as defined by André Franquin.