Category Archives: Life

Off to Angouleme

By the time  you read this, I’m on a train heading south for the comics cornucopia that is the Festival of Angoulême. I’ll try to spot some nice ephemera along the way, but I’ll probably be too busy taking it all … Continue reading

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Millionaire for Crybabies

Sometimes you find comics related art in the most unlikely of places. Just take this cover that Tony Millionaire created for the podcast Crybabies, featuring the sad, sad faces of hosts Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean. Incidentally, Crybabies is a … Continue reading

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Joe Sacco on satire

I had been thinking about how I could add anything to the current debate about the attack on Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, without echoing the many opinions and takes that had already been published all over the place. Yesterday, this … Continue reading

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More Ever in 3D

A couple of months ago (make that half a year, more like), I mentioned the statues that Ever Meulen designed for my home town. Since then two more statues have been added to the series, making it a total of … 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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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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Los Bros Fashion

Scene : Int, the Antwerp Inno department store, about 14:30 h. – Excuse me, Madam? I was wondering if I could take your picture.  I mean, of your dress? I really like it. – Er, what? Yes, certainly, but whatever … Continue reading

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