When you have a ten-year-old comic-loving boy and a husband who’s a comic-loving artist and little boy at heart, a trip to the Comic Strip Centre is at the top of your list on your trip to Brussels. Turns out, it was the favourite stop for all of us in Brussels, and we had a lot of fun checking it out.
They main attractions are the permanent Hergé (Tintin!) and Peyo (Smurfs!) exhibits, where we spent most of our time. The building itself was designed by Belgian art nouveau architect Victor Horta, and some of the interior details were really incredible. Sadly my photos of the beautiful art nouveau glass work inside the ceiling didn’t really turn out, as I forgot my dslr at the apartment for the whole day. Thank goodness for iPhones! In any case, the details were really cool. You can just catch a glimpse of the glass in the top of the photo below.
The kids especially loved all the large-scale models of some of their favourite characters. Oliver really got into his poses for the photos, what a funny kid! Derek and I were both huge fan of the Smurfs as kids (ummm, ya I still am. I love the Smurfs!) so unsurprisingly I absolutely loved the Smurf corner. There were even several glass cases filled with *real* Smurf artifacts 🙂 Amazing, I mean, come on.