A beautiful volume devoted to Yves Chaland and his Spirou and Fantasio strip created in 1982. This reprints all the strips as well as a treasure trove of other Chaland artwork: studies and sketches, related covers and illustrations, photographs.
From the publisher:
Commissioned by an eccentric old woman in the heart of Africa to find her mysteriously disappeared servant, Spirou and Fantasio throw themselves headlong into an adventure where they will deal with robots and the intriguing International Corporation ... Filled with references and allusions, this adventure originally created to be published in the form of strips, evokes the graphic style of Jijé and early Franquin. Unfortunately incomplete, nevertheless, this story offers a rereading of the exhilarating adventures of Spirou and Fantasio, in the vein of the 1940s and 1950s, by one of the most talented writers of his generation.