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At this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, no less than seven Flemish animators were selected to present their work. One of them could not go: Roman Klochkov, who is of Cazach origin, fears he will be...

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New Asterix trailer up

June 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

The trailer for the new Asterix film, Asterix and The Olympic Games, featuring Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny’s immortal and internationally beloved characters, has been made available online, although is seems to be more of...

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An interesting follow-up here from Kenny’s post on the tantalising prospect of possible new Corto Maltese stories we posted about back in January: according to the French literary monthly Lire, new adventures are in store...

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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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