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On Monday, November 27th, the death was announced of Dutch cartoonist and designer Bob van den Born. He was ninety years old, and will probably be best remembered for his creation, Professor Pi, a silent...

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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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Brian Aldiss, RIP

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Currently enjoying the energy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, happily wallowing in books and graphic novel events and creators, I was suddenly pulled out of that warm festival mood by the sad news that...

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Leo Baxendale, comics legend

April 27, 2017 | 6 Comments

It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

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With the year only just starting, already a number of beloved names have left the comics stage in Europe. On January 15 we said goodbye to Jean-Luc Vernal. Vernal was probably best known as writer...

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We lost our princess

December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few days ago we were all horrified to hear that Carrie Fisher had been stricken by a major heart attack on her flight home; we all worried that this seemingly cursed year 0f 2016...

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Earlier this week, comic-loving Flanders said farewell to Marc Sleen, who died at the age of 92 after a long life of creating numerous popular cartoon characters, such as Bolleke, Oktaaf Keunink, De Lustige Kapoentjes...

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Steve Dillon’s artwork in 2000 AD was attractive, clean, and neat, able to portray scenes and actions dynamically, grabbing the reader and telling the story at a pace that was electric. I had stopped reading...

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Steve Dillon

October 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

On Saturday we were all shocked to hear that 2016, in its seemingly remorseless, vicious manner, had claimed another talented person and again far too damned early: the author Warren Ellis confirmed online that we...

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Film: Gene Wilder, RIP

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Gene in Young Frankenstein, art by S Sava) Damn you, 2016, another much beloved entertainer gone. Gene Wilder – that face, that absolutely pitch perfect sense of comedic timing. Stir Crazy, The Producers, Willy Wonka...

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