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According to the French website Tout En BD, graphic novelist Jacques Tardi has taken up his series Adèle Blanc-Sec, nine years after its latest book was published (Le Mystère des Profondeurs). In the new story,...

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The American illustrator, animator and cartoonist Richard McGuire has designed the poster for the upcoming edition of the Flemish comics festival Strip Turnhout. This festival will be held for the thirtieth time on 14th, 15th...

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The winner of The 2007 Albert Uderzo Award for the best bande dessinée album was the first episode for “Dieu n’a pas réponse à tout” (“God doesn’t have an answer for everything”, published by Dargaud)...

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It seemed that Willy Linthout had everything a man could wish for: good health, a nice family and a career in a million. Even though his drawing skills aren’t that great, he was the artist...

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Marjane Satrapi’s feature length animated film, Persépolis, is presented to the world at the 60th international film festival in Cannes. The film, which is based on Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same title, tells of...

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How did Hergé die?

May 23, 2007 | 1 Comments

As Belgium and the world celebrates the centenary of Hergé’s birth, Wim Lockefeer spots some darker aspects to the famous Tintin creator’s life and death in the Belgian press: When Hergé died in 1983, leukaemia...

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On May 22, Belgium’s best known if not most-beloved cartoonist would have celebrated his one hundredth birthday. George Rémi, better known as Hergé, was born in 1907 and there’s not a soul in the country...

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It’s getting mighty crowded in the Belgian comics events scene. First you had the “official” Comics Center (BCB/CBBD), offering an overview of the history of Belgian comics, a well-stocked collection of original art and quite...

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As Didier Pasamonik reports on Actua BD, the fact that Ségolène Royal may become the next (and first woman) president of the French Republic, meets with scepticism and concern in an unexpected area: the publishers...

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This week our Continental Correspondent Wim Lockefeer from the Ephemerist blog talks us through a couple of recent graphic novel albums which were much-anticipated in Europe; without further ado, I’ll hand you over to Wim:...

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