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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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We’ve lost our great Queen of Words

January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was heartbroken late last night to learn that we had lost one of the most wonderful authors I have ever read, the great Ursula Le Guin, one of the great Queens of Words, who...

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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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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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