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Monthly Archives: December 2008
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.Â It features art by eight contemporary Swedish cartoonists (Martin Kellerman, Charlie Christensen, Cecilia … Continue reading
“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
Erik De GraafÂ is a Dutch art director who started doing his own strips as an antidote for client-driven, deadline-littered jobs. Â The subject of his first comics, which were published in 2003 and 2004, were his memories of his youth. Â They … Continue reading
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. Â Even though Bosschaert is a very accomplished painter … Continue reading
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 supremeÂ Henk Kuijpers. Â Happy (continued) holidays !
Ephemerist reader Rex Parker (to use his alias) sent me this picture of a nice table top Â his wife crafted for him out of some comics he was throwing away. Â Even though it has a quite violent theme, he says … Continue reading
The Guardian is currently offering downloadable cartoon greeting cards by editorial cartoonist Kipper Williams. Â 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
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a couple of illustrations by two of my favourite Belgian artists ? Â The lovely picture above by Judith Vanistendael was lifted from her version of the Christmas Story (which she wrote … Continue reading
Merlin Haas provided this scan from 1936. Â I guess they put XTC in that cake or something.