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On Monday, November 27th, the death was announced of Dutch cartoonist and designer Bob van den Born. He was ninety years old, and will probably be best remembered for his creation, Professor Pi, a silent...

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Marini presents dark fanboy candy

November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A couple of months ago the internet in France was all a-flutter when it was announced that Italian cartoonist Enrico Marini was working on a bona fide Batman story. It was the first time that...

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Comics to wear (if you have the dough)

November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

If high end fashion label Prada has any say in it, next year we’ll all be wearing clothes with comic-themed prints. As the French newspaper L’Express reported, Prada’s Spring-Summer 2018 show in Milan featured lots of...

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Beaux livres for Christmas

November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you, like me, have a deep love for classic Eurocomics and for beautiful books, the months before Christmas often seem designed to burn a deep hole in your pocket, not to mention straining the...

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Swarte’s New Yorker work collected

November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ever since he published his first work in the New Yorker magazine in 1994 (three illustrations for a Jack Winter story), Dutch clear line maestro Joost Swarte has been a regular contributor to that magazine, with...

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Luther animated

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five hundred years almost to the day after he published his theses by nailing them to the church door in Wittenberg, church reformer Martin Luther finally is the hero of his own animated short. Directed by Magnus...

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Pronatopia will move you

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch designer and cartoonist Andre Bergs is a generous man. He’s giving away his new comic, Pronatopia, for free. Pronatopia is a digital comic, that takes advantage of the various features of a mobile device like a...

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Kurdt needs your support!

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music biographies in comic format are quite popular these days all across Europe it would seem. Flemish cartoonist Gerrit De Bremme has started a funding campaign for his graphic biography of seminal grunge hero Kurt...

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Smurfs on a plane!

October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

For a few years now, Belgian air service provider Brussels Airlines has honored iconic Belgian images with an unique airplane design. In the past, the works of surrealist painter René Magritte have graced one of...

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New music comics from the continent

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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