Monthly Archives: May 2010

Corto in Vernaza

When my parents were on holiday in Italy earlier this month, they spotted this wooden plaque outside a bar in Vernaza (Liguria).  In my opinion, this looks too much like Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese to be a coincidence.  Which only … Continue reading

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More comics in Shanghai

As I said in my previous post, at the Belgian Pavillion at the World Expo in Shanghai, comics are presented as one of the key parts of Belgian culture and Belgium’s contribution to the world.  Hergé is listed among the … Continue reading

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Smurfs in Shanghai

As I mentioned earlier on the Forbidden Planet Blog, the hosts of the Belgian pavillion at the current World Expo in Shanghai, China are the Smurfs.  My wife and her brother recently had the opportunity to visit the Expo, and … Continue reading

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Larp. Larp?

If you want to find out what’s the deal with this thing called “larping”, or had never heard of it but are strangely intrigued, head over to the British cartoon powerhouse Team Dynamite Lazer Beam’s Livejournal pages.  He (she ? … Continue reading

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Smiley Bone Wants You To Read

Jeff Smith’s endearingly down-to-earth character, Smiley Bone, is the star of the latest campaign by the American Library Association to get kids to read.   You can buy posters and bookmarks featuring this original art from ALA. (via Robot 6)

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Repetition = story

This very cool series of ads for the Panamerica School of Art and Design have a very clear message, and they invite the viewer to interact and do better.  And what’s more, they even imply a certain level of narrative … Continue reading

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Hulk is cool

It looks like Samsung has found the ultimate tool to keep Bruce Banner from changing into the Hulk.  This campaign also has a similar ad featuring a werewolf.  That fact, and the complete absence of any copyright statement, may well … Continue reading

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