Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

The Invention Of The Children’s Short

According to this ad from an old French magazine, flexible yet sturdy cotton shorts for children were invented in Africa. When they are a success in Europe and production is moved there, their inventor is officially rewarded by the Président. … Continue reading

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A Moral Child

Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan (Wikipedia link) provided these illustrations for an article on how to promote moral thinking in your children, for the New York Times (April 12, 2014).

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Cowboys like licorice

In literally the final issues of the fabled Dutch comic weekly Pep in 1975 (which would morph into the no less fabled Eppo later that same year), western comic hero Lucky Luke and his dastardly enemies the Dalton nephews endorsed a particular … Continue reading

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Calvin and Garfield

Pandyland takes the Garfield Without Garfield / Calvin Without Hobbes to a next nihilist-existentialist level, with additional Dilbert admin. My head hurts!

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Fruit ‘n’ veg are the real heroes

Even though you can tell that this was done in an ad school (there are no inches of copyright information to start with), I thoroughly dig these ads promoting healthy food.  Not only are the visuals very creatively imagined, the … Continue reading

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Young Andy Capp

While browsing through a bound volume of the seminal Flemish comics weekly KZV from 1956, I came across this strip by Reg Smythe, created a few years before he went on and became extremely successful with his Andy Capp strip. … Continue reading

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FIDH Annual report in comic format

It would seem that there’s a huge surge in reporting comics happening, on websites like Symbolia and The Nib. FIDH, the world-wide human rights movement, goes one step further and published its 2013 yearly report in one big infographic in comics … Continue reading

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