Belgian Comic Strip Center
|Belgian Comic Strip Center|
|Centre belge de la Bande dessinée/Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal|
Life-size model of a scene from Hergé's Explorers on the Moon (1954).
|Established||October 6, 1989|
|Location||Rue des Sables/Zandstraat 20
|Type||History of Belgian comics|
|Visitors||More than 200,000 per year|
|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 in Brussels' business district, it exhibits examples of comic strips in French, Dutch and English.
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. 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.
- Brussels' Comic Book Route
- Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
- Fred Waring Cartoon Collection
- Michigan State University Comic Art Collection
- "About Us—In Short". Brussels, Belgium: Belgian Comic Strip Center. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- "Drawing room: The Belgian Comic Strip Center: Tintin". The Independent. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
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