Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

A Belated Christmas Present

Just like this year, 1961 started on a Sunday, with Monday the 2nd being a first day-back-at-work-with-a-headache day! Luckily Spirou Magazine presented their readers (who probably went to school, rather than work) with a neat little calendar to cut out, … Continue reading

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You’re my drummer!

Over on Vice, a nice little set of one-page strips by Peter Bagge is cleverly hidden away, narrating some of the finest anecdotes in pop music history. Feauturing luminaries like The Who, Bob Dylan or Prince, who cares if they’re … Continue reading

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Jon McNaught illustrates Coe

I’m not really up to speed with my literature, so I only came across this beautiful cover for Jonathan Coe’s most recent novel, Number 11, very recently. It immediately stands out as yet more fine work by Jon McNaught, from … Continue reading

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Comics quoting from the future

It’s most probably my personal idiosyncratic frame of reference, but off late I’ve noticed at least two classic Franco-belgian comics featuring characters that are blatant references to real people, except that those people were still children at best at the … Continue reading

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Astérix sells!

In 1967, Astérix, arguably the most successful French comic character ever, was big business. Each new album sold about half a million copies, and the characters by Goscinny and Uderzo were courted by all kinds of business for advertising campaigns. … Continue reading

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Brimstone by Kriek

For the Dutch media and TV listings magazine VPRO Gids [link in Dutch], Erik Kriek drew this magnificent cover, featuring Guy Pearce en Dakota Fanning as they appear n Martin Koolhoven’s new Western noir, Brimstone. The image seems to bridge between Kriek’s … Continue reading

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Keep them hooked

What better way for a new magazine to attract new readers than a competition that requires them to buy each new issue faithfully in order to have a better chance at winning? And so the spanking new Pilote Magazine, founded in 1959 … Continue reading

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