In 1960 the new "Suske en Wiske" (UK: "Bob & Bobette" or "Spike and Suzy", US: "Willy and Wanda") album "De Windmakers" ("The Windmakers") is published. The series “Suske en Wiske” was created by Willy Vandersteen in 1945.
- first published in 1960 by "Standaard Uitgeverij"
- never published in English
- story and drawings by Willy Vandersteen
- published in French ("Bob et Bobette") as "Les Voisins querelleurs"
- pre-publication in "De Standaard" and "Het Nieuwsblad"
The story was pre-published in the newspapers "De Standaard" and "Het Nieuwsblad" from 22 August 1959 to 31 December 1959. The main characters are Suske (Spike), Wiske (Suzy), aunt Sidonia, Lambik (Ambrose), Jerom (Jethro), Theofiel Boemerang, Celestien, Miako, India, Jank, Kaviarski, Stan and Ston.
|Jerom and Celestien|
|India and Miako|
|Hank, Wiske and Kaviarski|
After the adventure in Texas, Theofiel Boemerang and Celestien come to live next door to Aunt Sidonia. Lambik receives a letter from the V.D.V., but the light is turned off and the letter is gone. Aunt Sidonia asks Lambik to take care of her garden and discovers that Theophiel's chickens eat the grain from her garden…
|Lambik, Wiske and Suske|
|Sidonia and Lambik|
|Stan and Ston|
- When Jerom (Jethro) hears that Christopher Columbus discovered America, he says: "Always thought that it was Marnix Gijsen", a reference to Gijsen's book "Discover America" (1927), as well as Gijsens' radio program “De Stem uit Amerika”.
French boy in the
album is a caricature of Charles de Gaulle.
|Marnix Gijsen reference|
|The French boy is a caricature of Charles de Gaulle|
- Škoda 440
- Ford Fairlane Town Sedan (1957)
|Ford Fairlane Town Sedan|