The venerable BD magazine institution Spirou has named Patrick Pinchart to its editorship position. The job opened in October when Thierry Tinlot resigned amid rumors he was displeased by some major internal restructuring at the parent company, rumors since denied.
Pinchart helmed the magazine from 1987 to 1993 and has more recently spearheaded the multi-media department at Dargaud. The article linked to above indicates the print and on-line editorial departments will be merged. Olivier Van Vaerenbergh was named as Pinchart's assistant.