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Batman and Superman are creepy

When Ian Gordon saw these shirts in a downscale market in Kuala Lumpur a couple of years ago, he was sure that DC would never license their characters for creepy spinoffs like these. How wrong he was… (Reproduced with permission)

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Neverwhere Bench

This book bench, adorned with characters from Neil Gaiman’s novel Neverwhere, is not yet listed on the official Books About Town Benches page, but it is currently on show in the Guardian exhibition lobby as the 51st (and final) official Book … Continue reading

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Brecht Evens Paints Tintin

In their literary supplement, the Flemish daily De Morgen is currently running a weekly series of short essays on literary figures that were based on actual people. Each time Brecht Evens provided a fantastic piece of art to go with … Continue reading

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Tintin without Tintin

The Dutch Tumblr Who Wants Yesterday’s Papers takes the Garfield Minus Garfield meme of a while back to the limits, and presents iconic Tintin covers without their stories’ main character. Or any character for that matter. It makes for eerily desolate, … Continue reading

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Never imitate the master

Ever wanted to follow in Calvin and Hobbes’ footsteps? Truman and Oscar, by far the most endearing characters from Frank Cho‘s Liberty Meadows, try just that in this strip that Cho created as an incentive for his Kickstarter project, “Drawing … Continue reading

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Supergirl is a baker

Recently Flemish chef extraordinaire Kobe Desramaults opened a new place in Ghent. Superette offers sandwiches and salads that are a little more down to earth than the culinary experiments he presents in his restaurant In De Wulf, but are nevertheless astoundingly … Continue reading

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Garfield = orange

In comics, colors are iconic – characters are instantly recognizable based on their color, even if their shape has been largely removed from the image. So it is no surprise that this idea is used in ad campaigns for brands … Continue reading

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