Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Captain Haddock eats ice cream

There used to be a time when Tintin was hot enough with the general public that he (and his fellow Hergé creations) were used to peddle anything from cars to cigars to ice cream, as seen here. And there used … Continue reading

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Johnson on the NYT roster

I didn’t know about this, but apparently R. Kikuo Johnson is currently providing the various New York Times Book Review regular columnists with a fitting header image. And don’t they look nice! (with thanks to Brian Biggs)  

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Off to Angouleme

By the time  you read this, I’m on a train heading south for the comics cornucopia that is the Festival of Angoulême. I’ll try to spot some nice ephemera along the way, but I’ll probably be too busy taking it all … Continue reading

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Tintin salutes Cadel

On the occasion of Cadel Evans‘ impending retirement, team BMC presented him with a custom made and decorated Team Machine SLR01, chronicling the story of his life and successful career as one of the most succesful Australian professional racing cyclists ever. … Continue reading

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Olivier Schrauwen in the Times

For an article on the state of architecture in the New York Times, somewhere in december last year, Olivier Schrauwen made this wonderful illustration, which rather reminds me of his My Boy. (via Mike, I think)

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Mix ‘n’ match heroism

Brazilian guerilla artist Butcher Billy (him of the Charming Man Of Steel) uses quite iconic imagery from the clash of the titans in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to tell that only slightly less earth-shattering story of the confrontation between … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

Rejoice! Thanks to the good people of the Dartmouth College Library, you can now read The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck by Rodolphe Töpffer, generally considered to be the very first modern comic, in its entirety. The book was published in … Continue reading

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