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Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

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Amsterdam Comics Conference

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amsterdam Comics, an independent comics research group that “that seeks to productively clash theory with practice through several strategies” just announced their second Comics Conference, which will be held on November 15-17, 2018. Titled “Drawing...

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Maybe it’s because it’s too hot with summer coming, maybe summer’s not hot enough, maybe you have exams or maybe your in between jobs – you need comics. And so, here are three brand-spanking new...

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A quite familiar set of animals

May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1932 Flemish fine artist and illustrator Frans Van Immerseel started working as in-house illustrator in the printer’s office of the Averbode Abbey. He was also working as cartoonist and illustrator for a number of...

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New Brecht Evens for September

May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most colourful of current Flemish cartoonists (in all meanings of the word), Brecht Evens, has announced the publication of his next graphic novel, The City Of Belgium for the end of 2018, with an...

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Death of a pop artist

May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The death of Norwegian pop artist and cartoonist Hariton Pushwagner (real name Terje Brofos) hardly made waves on the global media, but his work deserves at least some attention. His most famous book, Soft City,...

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In memoriam William Vance

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Monday, May 14th, Dargaud publishing director Yves Schlirf announced on Twitter that William Vance had died, “that old lion”. Vance, born William Van Cutsem in 1935 was a celebrated Belgian comics artist, and was...

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Ete is back for a second season

May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last year, the European media conglomerate Arte presented Eté, a long-form story strip by Thomas Cadène, Joseph Safieddine, and Erwann Surcouf that ran exclusively on Instagram. In daily installments, it told the very up-to-the-minute story...

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 Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, is a graphic novel from 2009 by Spanish cartoonist Fermín Solís about the creation of surrealist cinematographer Luis Buñuel’s third movie, Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (The Land Without Bread, 1933). With...

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Maaike Hartjes draws her burnout

April 10, 2018 | 1 Comments

Some three years ago, Dutch cartoonist Maaike Hartjes suddenly found herself incapable of anything. Even the littlest task was too much, simply checking the time tables for the bus caused panic attacks. She was diagnosed...

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