The genesis of the BD Parcours dates back to the early 90s. The City of Brussels has waged a firm fight against the large advertising posters making the city center ugly. These posters, when removed, showed dilapidated facades that needed to be restored. It is in this context that the first comic strip fresco was produced. This is the Broussaille character of the Brussels resident Frank Pé in the Plattesteen district. The initiative was a good one: to combine art and urban renewal, and initially made it possible to dedicate a few Brussels authors to the walls of the capital. Over the years, the Parcours has developed, non-Brussels but Belgian authors have collaborated … And then, foreign authors – Hugo Pratt, Zep, Dupuy-Berberian, Uderzo, Mezzo, to name a few – s ‘part of the vast heritage of Franco-Belgian comics.
From Tintin to Spirou via Corto Maltese, Lucky Luke, Yoko Tsuno, Natacha, Astérix… Today there are some sixty characters that you can admire during a walk that will take you off the tourist trails and discover the small authentic streets full of charm of Brussels.
In order to more accurately reflect the current world of comics, the BD Parcours is being modernized, also putting the spotlight on author’s comics with artists such as Nix, Dominique Goblet, Brecht Evens (frescoes to come in spring / summer 2017)