Monthly Archives: February 2008

Janssen en Janssen

In case you were wondering what the Thompson Twins (or Jansen & Janssen, as they are called in Dutch) have been up to since 1983, when Hergé died, here’s your answer.  They’re in real estate and doing pretty well for … Continue reading

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Cheverny

Cheverny Castle is widely considered to be Hergé’s inspiration for Marlinspike Castle.  This photo montage proves that point. (via Tintinmovie.org, which also compares the castle’s location with where actual Marlinspike is.  Quite a hike)

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Meulen does Tintin

Over the years, Ever Meulen has done a zillion covers for Humo magazine. Some of them are plainly recognizable, for others you need to know it’s actually him. Here is an example of a hidden Meulen somewhere in the eighties, … Continue reading

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I heart Paris

Glamtoonist Maarten Van De Wiele presents the first page of his new comic, I heart Paris. Looks quite intruiging. (translation for those who are not up to speed with Vondel’s language : “I was born on the first day of … Continue reading

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Dagwood celebrates Leap Day

Gene Weingarten advocates a no-work day on february 29, at the Washington Post, and regular illustrator Eric Shansby found just the character to illustrate it with. (from Mike Rhode’s ComicsDC)

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No Escape !

Kyle Baker drew this strip for a story on customer service at Sprint, for Business Weekly (february 22).  I guess (well, I hope) the original, paper version is a bit larger in size, as this one is hardly legible. (courtesy … Continue reading

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Ware inspires

Gabriel Gobrera Sastre is a Spanish illustrator and cartoonist who has an ongoing strip in the über-hip Ling Magazine (it’s so hip it ain’t got no website of its own). As sources of inspiration, he cites Charles Schulz, John Satanley … Continue reading

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