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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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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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