Monthly Archives: January 2009

New Years Card by Erik De Graaf

Dutch illustrator and cartoonist Erik De Graaf, written about before, sent me this new years card he created for the Klare Lijn International website.  I like the positive, hopeful vibe it represents.  Maybe you’ll also discover the year it was … Continue reading

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Philippe Dupuy is a control freak

Even after the big exhibition about his and Charles Berbérian’s work in Angoulême was ready, festival co-président Philippe Dupuy had to make a few last-minute alterations. (translation – the original caption reads “Man sitting”, but Dupuy changed it in “No, … Continue reading

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Angouleme street art

Comics are everywhere in Angoulême.  These are just a few of the nices pieces of street art comics I saw (without really looking for them, actually) Please check out the Forbidden Planet Blog Log tomorrow for my report on today’s … Continue reading

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Angouleme – old meets new

The Angouleme Festival celebrates 50 years of venerable children’s comics Boule Et Bill with a special exhibition and balloons featuring an updated version of the boy and his dog.

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This I like : cartoonists “covering” classic comic cover images, as if they were songs.  No irony, no topicality or cross-references – just redo the original cover as closely as you can, in your own stylee.  So far Robert Goodin … Continue reading

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Little Women

This curiosity was sent to me by Stan Jones.  It’s  a six-part storystrip to promote the 1933 release of RKO’s Little Women starring Katharine Hepburn. The strips were drawn by Glen Cravath, former Frank Buck Sunday artist, who created many RKO movie posters. … Continue reading

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The Lite Stuff

American artist Mark Doeffinger keeps a cartoon blog called The Lite Stuff, where he regularly posts new material. Quite often his cartoons voice a reaction on or an opinion about topical events or things happening in his own personal life. Doeffinger’s … Continue reading

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Turnhout 2009

Ulf K is doing the poster for the Strip Turnhout 2009 festival, and he’s presented a preview on his website.  Nice and clean !  Also, check out the preliminary designs he’s posted along with the final version – they shed … Continue reading

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Operation Wrath Of God

I’m starting to kinda like the viral campaign that the Watchmen people are setting up with the New Frontiersman website.  It totally fits in the paranoid subtext of the watchmen story, and the faux archive pieces are much geekier than … Continue reading

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Rocket House

This fabulous rocket house by Scott Campbell will be on display at his LA solo show in March. I think this is a fabulous piece.  It reminded me of the elaborate houses-on-wheels or boat houses I used to draw as … Continue reading

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