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The Belgian Ministry of Economics is launching a campaign against consumer fraud this month. This campaign is Belgian’s contribution to Fraud Prevention Month, an international action organized by ICPEN, the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement...

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Burma, or Myanmar as it likes to be called these days, is one of the dark spots on the world map at the moment. An important reason for this is its violent dictatorial regime running...

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In the German National Library in Frankfurt an exhibition has been organized about the history of German comics in the 20th Century. Still running until the 24th of May, “Comics Made In Germany” takes a...

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The Singer Museum in Laren (Oude Drift 1, 1251 BS Laren, The Netherlands) tries to trace the influences that fine arts, like painting and drawing, have had on cartoonists and cartoon artists in the past...

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I trust everybody who reads a magazine now and then has heard of Kamagurka. This multi-talented soldier of love – “Kama” being “love” and “Gurka” being “soldier” (although British readers will be more familiar with...

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The following is not really continental, nor is it strictly comics, but I happened to come across it and I am totally enamoured with it. From March 3rd until March 30th, the Freud Gallery (an...

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It would seem these days that every other week, another luminary in what could be called Franco-Belgian comics celebrates some kind of anniversary. Last year we had Toppfer and especially Hergé, while this year promises...

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It is no secret that I am a life-long Ever Meulen fan. I could not have been more than 15 when I first started sifting through waste paper, looking for old issues of Humo Magazine,...

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Last week it was announced that French film director Luc Besson (well known for Léon, the Big Blue, Taxi and The Fifth Element) will be bringing the adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec to the big screen....

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Yesterday the 35th edition of the Angoulême Festival, one of the most prestigious comics festivals in the world, closed its doors after four days of mayhem. I don’t know yet whether the festival itself was...

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