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Prime Flemish comics news site Stripgids recently ran three news stories that are most likely also very interesting for international comics aficionados. (Murder Ballads – cover artwork for Erik Kriek’s In the Pines) First up,...

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At the International Comics Festival in Lausanne, France on September 13th, the organisation Eurocomics was founded, a new international network for comics festival in Europe. Founding members were Comicon Napoli (Italy), Amadora (Portugal), Erlangen (Germany),...

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Best of the Year – Toon Horsten

January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today’s guest for the Best of the Year is a good chum of the blog from Europe, leading light of the Strip Turnhout festival and Stripgids comics journal, Toon Horsten; in the spirit of promoting...

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Herge's Heir

December 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

As is probably well-known by now, Stephen Spielberg managed to successfully turn Tintin into a movie.  Alan Baran, an intimate friend of Hergé’s and his last private secretary, was also the man who conducted the...

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On June 2, 2010, Spanish cartoonist Antonio Parras (pseudonym for Juan-Antonio Parras Monlat, 1929-2010) passed away.  Only a few months before, Roel Daenen, one of the contributors to the Flemish comic magazine Stripgids, had a...

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This is the second part of the interview by Stripgids editor-in-chief Toon Horsten with Blacksad writer Juan Diaz Canales (you can read the first part here).  In this part, we discuss the state of the...

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It’s taken five years, but this fall a new Blacksad book finally arrived on the continent.  A comic with animals behaving like people, living in a world that looks eerily like an American crime movie...

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In the first part of our interview with Guy Dessicy we were told of how he met Tintin creator Hergé, how he became part of what would become the famed Studios Hergé and how he...

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In the first part of our interview with Guy Dessicy we were told of how he met Tintin creator Hergé, how he became part of what would become the famed Studios Hergé and how he...

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74 years ago he got to know Hergé, the beginning of a lifelong friendship which would last up to the deathbed of the Brussels artist. That meeting was also the beginning of an impressive career...

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