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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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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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In memoriam Bert Bus

September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The history of comics is made by a few great cartoonist, but also (and maybe even more so) by countless realtively unknown artists, plodding away in the shadows, making the artform into what it is....

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Fate of the Rotterdam Strip Museum Sealed

September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

After Strips, the comics museum in Rotterdam, filed for bankruptcy in June (as we reported earlier), there was still hope for a possible restart. That hope, in the mean time, has proven to be wishful...

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Historical Tintin album at auction

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

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Fifty years of Carlsen Comics

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1967, the Danish comics publisher Carlsen wanted to branch out and received the licence to publish HergĂ©’s Tintin comics in Germany as well, thus introducing Germany to the great European comics culture. Even though...

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Paranormal investigator Dylan Dog and vampire hunter Dampyr, two of the most famous characters in the catalogue of Italian comics giant Bonelli, are the first Italian comics characters to star in their very own crossover....

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Nick Cave – Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist, SelfMadeHero “I’ve been contemplating suicide, but it really doesn’t suit my style…” I’ve been a huge admirer of Reinhard Kleist’s work going right back the best part...

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Parenthood uncensored

September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Liesbeth Ton is a Dutch illustrator working in Los Angeles. Using the monicker Betje she has created a series of web cartoons called, Parenting Is, highlighting the joys and “joys” of having children. On her...

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