Belgian comic books are well-known and there are plenty of choices. The Belgian comic strip industry is even amongst the three biggest comic strip industries in the world, together with Japan and the USA. Belgians are quite proud of their comic strips, and lately the strips have gained international success with films such as The Smurfs and Tintin.
Last summer, a friend and I decided to do part of the ‘Comic Book Route‘ in Brussels before heading to a Japanese restaurant some 20 minutes walk from the city centre. Here are just a few of the many wall paintings we could find.
Possibly the best-known is Tintin, as seen in the street of our little Manneken Pis.
There isn’t only the art of comic strips on the walls of Brussels, but lots of other interesting and inspiring artistic creations can be found here and there as well.
Apart from Comic Strip Walls, Brussels also has a very nice Comic Strip Museum. Though most of the comic strips which are on display here are in French, the museum is still a nice visit. The Central Station also boasts a museum with this theme, namely the MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines), which focuses on the 9th art in its 3D form.