Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

So long, Master Cooke

Earlier today it was announced that cartoonist Darwyn Cooke has died. Even though I never met the guy, I feel like I’ve lost a friend, somebody who was there when you needed him and offered advice and comfort. Allow me … Continue reading

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Niemann gets all animated on the New Yorker

For the cover of the New Yorker magazine’s May 16 issue, illustrator and cartoon genius Christoph Niemann created an augmented reality animation that for once is actually good. When viewed through the lense of a smart phone with the special … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg is a comic character

A while ago Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg published the above photo of his wardrobe, and the internet went into a frenzy. How can anybody be so bland as to have only the same shirt and hoodie? At the same time, efficiency experts … Continue reading

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Better Aging With Olivier Schrauwen

Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen uses his trademark bleak-yet-intriguing colour palette for these illustrations for an article on the benefits of exercising to battle the symptoms of aging. From the April 29, 2016 issue of the New York Times.

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The perils of taking a cab

Illustrated PEN is a weekly feature on the PEN America website showcasing some of the best non-fiction and reportage comics around. The latest installment is a funny comic by Eric Orner about the joys and risks of taking a cab in Israel … Continue reading

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Robotic Interview

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson rarely uses the comic form in his very prolific work, but when he does, he likes to be interviewed by one of his little robots.

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A case for canabis

Adam Bessie is an American writer specializing in essay and reportage comics, often with an autobiographical slant, which he then runs in publications like The Atlantic and The Boston Globe. In one of his most recent strips, No Shame in Staying Alive, he … Continue reading

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