Category Archives: Illustration

Swarte chocolate coins

The Dutch city of Gouda has a library / cultural centre with the delicious name, De Chocoladefabriek (or The Chocolate Factory). Illustrator and designer Joost Swarte created five chocolate coins to celebrate the five aspects of this organisation : the … Continue reading

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The thin line between rememberance and attraction

Leave it to Adrian Tomine to aptly trap any well-thinking individual’s ambivalent views on the 9/11 memorial in New York City on the cover of the July 7th New Yorker magazine. On the one hand, it is an impressive work of … Continue reading

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All the wrong questions, with the right pictures

Apparently Lemony Snickett is doing a new series of books, and nobody told me. They’re called All The Wrong Questions, and each book indeed asks a, well, wrong question. I remember reading the Series of Unfortunate Events books for my … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen in 3D

The city where I live played quite an important role in the history of rock music in Belgium, and music festivals in particular. From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1981, Jazz Bilzen was one of the most … Continue reading

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Ever watches the World Cup

It has been a very long time since Ever Meulen last created the cover for Humo, the magazine in which he published his first illustrations and for which he created some of his most famed imagery. This week though, the … Continue reading

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Thrillers in social times

This illustration by Jan Van der Veken was published in an article in Vrij Nederland on new thrillers that incorporate Facebook walls, Twitter feeds and other social things of the times. Illustration © Jan van der Veken

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Wherefore fliest thou, Romeo?

In his inimitable style, R. Sikoryak provides the cover for this year’s Comic Book Theatre Festival brochure. The festival organised by The Brick for the second time coming June. The Beat has the lowdown.  

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