Monthly Archives: December 2008

New stamps from Sweden

Just in time for the new year, a package arrived with a beautiful set of stamps by the Swedish Post Office, issued in september of this year.  It features art by eight contemporary Swedish cartoonists (Martin Kellerman, Charlie Christensen, Cecilia … Continue reading

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And what about you ?

“You reap what you sow: Your girl plants the seeds, breaks her back digging the ground, and provides vegetables for your table – and YOU, what you are doing in the meantime ?” I found this comic-like poster on Dark … Continue reading

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Erik De Graaf

Erik De Graaf is a Dutch art director who started doing his own strips as an antidote for client-driven, deadline-littered jobs.  The subject of his first comics, which were published in 2003 and 2004, were his memories of his youth.  They … Continue reading

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A typology of gifts

A couple of years ago, Flemish illustrator (and cartoonist) Jan Bosschaert drew these sketches for a supplement about presents that De Morgen published on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year.  Even though Bosschaert is a very accomplished painter … Continue reading

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More christmas cards

Two of the nicer Christmas cards we’ve seen this year – by Flemish illustrator and all-round nice guy Frank Daenen (above) and Dutch clear line cartoonist supreme Henk Kuijpers.  Happy (continued) holidays !

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Violent meditation

Ephemerist reader Rex Parker (to use his alias) sent me this picture of a nice table top  his wife crafted for him out of some comics he was throwing away.  Even though it has a quite violent theme, he says … Continue reading

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Kipper Christmas

The Guardian is currently offering downloadable cartoon greeting cards by editorial cartoonist Kipper Williams.  They’re quite topical – I especially liked the one above. The cards are in PDF format – another nice way to save on expenses in these … Continue reading

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Christmas !

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a couple of illustrations by two of my favourite Belgian artists ?   The lovely picture above by Judith Vanistendael was lifted from her version of the Christmas Story (which she wrote … Continue reading

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Best wishes to all our readers !

That says it all, doesn’t it ?

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Spry for sickening jolliness !

Merlin Haas provided this scan from 1936.  I guess they put XTC in that cake or something.

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