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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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Eva Vazquez

October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

While scrolling through Instagram I recently stumbled across an illustration in the Spanish newspaper, El País. I was struck by how it was able to convey an intricate subject with clear lines and almost naive...

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The Electric State

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have some cash to spare, you may want to get hold of  Simon Stålenhag’s new book, The Electric State, that has recently completed its Kickstarter, and is looking for publication at the end of...

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Combat digital with paper dispensers

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Never mind the benefits of digital distribution for comics, try to do this on your iPad. At the Brussels Comics Festival recently, Olivier Van Vaerenbergh (previously of El Rios and Spirou), Dimitri Piot and Philippe Cryptonique...

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Learn how to read with Donald Duck

September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A school in Rotterdam has decided to give their younger pupils a free subscription to the Dutch weekly Donald Duck to help them with their reading and with expanding their vocabulary. The idea for this...

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In memoriam Bert Bus

September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The history of comics is made by a few great cartoonist, but also (and maybe even more so) by countless realtively unknown artists, plodding away in the shadows, making the artform into what it is....

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Fate of the Rotterdam Strip Museum Sealed

September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

After Strips, the comics museum in Rotterdam, filed for bankruptcy in June (as we reported earlier), there was still hope for a possible restart. That hope, in the mean time, has proven to be wishful...

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Historical Tintin album at auction

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

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Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium,...

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