The Adventures of Uncle Zigomer, Snoe and Snolleke.

I've been looking around on the world-wide-web and learning a few things about a comic strip adventure series created by Belgian comics creator Bob De Moor. The Adventures of Uncle Zigomer, Snoe and Snolleke (or 'De avonturen van Nonkel Zigomar, Snoe en Snolleke' in the original Dutch) were first published in serialised form in the 1950's.

Adventure 001Adventure 001

There were fifteen adventures in total, most of which were eventually released in album form. The style of the artwork in these strips bears a strong resemblance to Hergé's 'Adventures of Tintin'.

The original strips were in black and white, however in the 1980's and 90's, with Bob De Moor's co-operation, a number of the stories were colourized and given new cover designs. Curiously, for these colour albums, the names of the main characters where changed from 'Snoe & Snolleke' to 'Johan & Stephan'.






Scroll down to see the covers of the fifteen 'black & white' albums. They are listed here in the order the stories were created and not the order the albums were published (which, over the years, appears to have been in a somewhat ad-hoc fashion). Note: In most cases, the english titles I have included are an approximate translation only - I am not a dutch speaker.

Adventure 001
Adventure 001 ~ 1951
Publisher MAGNUM
Pages: 48

The Hambras Serum

Adventure 002
Adventure 002 ~ 1951
Publisher PERIODICA
Pages: 52

The Squinting Silver Fox

Adventure 003
Adventure 003 ~ 1952
Publisher PERIODICA
Pages: 48

The Cigarillos of Queen Thia

Adventure 004
Adventure 004 ~ 1952
Publisher MAGNUM
Pages: 48

The Baekelandt Treasure

Adventure 005
Adventure 005 ~ 1952
Publisher MAGNUM
Pages: 48

The Blue Finger

Adventure 006
Adventure 006 ~ 1953
Publisher FENIX
Pages: 56

The Spaa Engine

Adventure 007
Adventure 007 ~ 1953
Publisher FENIX
Pages: 56

The White Maw-Maw

De Zwarte Draak

Adventure 008 ~ 1953
*Not yet published in B & W

The Black Dragon

Het Geheim Van Vulcania

Adventure 009 ~ 1954
*Not yet published in B & W

The Secret of Vulcania

Adventure 010
Adventure 010 ~ 1954
Publisher MAGNUM
Pages: 48

The Enchanted Sand Carpet

Adventure 011
Adventure 011 ~ 1954
Publisher FENIX
Pages: 48

The Yellow Spy

Adventure 012
Adventure 012 ~ 1955
Publisher FENIX
Pages: 48

Empire of the Moles

Adventure 013
Adventure 013 ~ 1955
Publisher PERIODICA
Pages: 48

The Goat Riders

Adventure 014
Adventure 014 ~ 1955
Publisher PERIODICA
Pages: 48

The Red Caballero

Adventure 015
Adventure 015 ~ 1956
Publisher BRABANT STRIP
Pages: 24

The Talking Cane

*No album currently available in black & white (as of October 2015).