We’ve all heard of Tintin – perhaps the most famous Belgian in the world. But this comic-strip hero is just one of hundreds produced in Belgium over the last century. The comic strip – bande dessinée in French – is called the “ninth art”. The library at Brussels’ Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée contains 40,000 volumes – it’s taken that seriously. Set out in a renovated fabric warehouse, the CBBD (pronounced cébébédé) presents the history of the form, shows how strips are made, and explores some of the key characters and their creators.