Suske en Wiske drawings bring in €95,000 at auction
Original drawings from a 1970s Suske en Wiske strip album about Peter Paul Rubens have brought in €95,000 at auction, exceeding expectations
Page 37 (pictured) brought in €3,200 alone for its unique quality of being a full-page drawing, uncommon in Suske en Wiske strips. De raap van Rubens, album number 164 in the Suske en Wiske series – known as Spike and Suzy in English – is considered one of the strip’s classics and is also the longest, at 80 pages.
De raap van Rubens finds Suske and Wiske travelling back to 17th-century Antwerp to meet Rubens, Antoon Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. It was drawn by Paul Geerts, who drew the strip after its founder, Willy Vandersteen, moved on to other projects within Studio Vandersteen. The album was published on Ruben’s 400th birthday.