Belgian Comic Strip Center

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Belgian Comic Strip Center
Centre belge de la Bande dessinée/Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal
Belgian Comic Strip Center is located in Brussels
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Location within Brussels
Established October 6, 1989[1]
Location Rue des Sables/Zandstraat 20
B-1000 Brussels
Coordinates 50°51′04″N 4°21′36″E / 50.851111°N 4.36°E / 50.851111; 4.36
Type History of Belgian comics
Visitors More than 200,000 per year[1]
Public transit access Brussels-Central

The Belgian Comic Strip Center (French: Centre belge de la Bande dessinée, Dutch: Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal) chronicles the history of Belgian comics. Housed in a former department store, the Magasins Waucquez, built in 1906 in Brussels' business district, it exhibits examples of comic strips in French, Dutch and English. The museum opened in 1989.[2]

The full range of comic art is covered, including science fiction, wild west, crime and politics, as well as children's comics such as The Smurfs.

It has several exhibits on Belgium's most famous comic series The Adventures of Tintin and its creator Hergé. The style of the Tintin comics and their history is examined, including life-size models of characters and sets from Tintin's adventures.[3] There is a shop, research library, and restaurant on the ground floor of the historic building, which was designed by the Belgian art nouveau architect Victor Horta.


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  1. ^ a b "About Us—In Short". Brussels, Belgium: Belgian Comic Strip Center. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Drawing room: The Belgian Comic Strip Center: Tintin". The Independent. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°51′04″N 4°21′36″E / 50.85111°N 4.36000°E / 50.85111; 4.36000