Monthly Archives: May 2008

A cartoonist’s fate

In 1979, when Tintin celebrated his 50th birthday, Casterman published a small booklet in which Hergé explained how he and his team went about creating the quiffed one’s adventures.  As an example, they used the fabled page 22b from Tintin … Continue reading

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Action Comics Lego

By Julian Fong.  Wicked. (via Super Punch)

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Shaggerman !

This image graces the cover of Shaggerman Rock ‘n’ Roll Vol. 1, a quite good compilation of late 50’s rock, with songs by the likes of the Dazzlers, the Loafers, Tommy Bell and Tony Joe White. From the lack of … Continue reading

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Photoshop can be fun

Vedeze is a Belgian cartoonist who uses existing photographs to create his satirical and topical imagery.  Most of his work is focused on the current Belgian socio-political situation (Vedeze is also a supporter of the “Save Solidarity” movement, which aims … Continue reading

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It’s the science of the seventies, man.

It’s more like yesterday’s Web2.0, if you ask me.  Except we’d be saying “dude”, I guess. (From Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth, # 20 – 1974)

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When Dandruff Is Actually Bad

A very nice, cartoony campaign for Schwarzkopf Anti-dandruff shampoo, by DDB Düsseldorf (copy by Jan Propach and illustrations by Marc Herold). I like the fact that it not only uses ar fairly cartoony style, but also tells an actual story. … Continue reading

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Serieskolan

The Serieskolan in Malmö (Sweden) is the Swedish version of the Center for Cartoon Studies in the US. It’s a place where young hopefuls can learn the art and business of cartooning and creating comics in general. This brochure for … Continue reading

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M&L With Ever

M&L used to be the bimonthly magazine if the Flemish official agency for “Monuments and landscapes” (now the agency for the protection of our immobile heritage). For a government publication, it was a quite glossy production, with lots of top-rate … Continue reading

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Real life wrist radio

No batteries, no electricity – I wonder how they did this… (from America’s Best Comics # 23, 1947, with thanks to the many scanners)

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Can’t get any bigger

Some artist sent a suitcase with a gps device around the globe, collated the data, et presto, the biggest self portrait in the world.  Now the whole world is art. Now, why did he have to take up a Jesus … Continue reading

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