Flemish Comics In the World


When Flanders was one of the featured regions at the most recent festival in Angoulème, Pieter De Poortere created this illustration for the Flemish media weekly, Focus Knack.

If you recognize 7 out of these 14 comics characters (as impersonated by Pieter’s comic hero, Boerke), you are quite an avid comic reader.  If you can tell the names of 12 of them, you do indeed have a good knowledge of Eurocomics.  If you know all 14, you’re probably my neighbour.

(artwork © Pieter De Poortere)

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7 Responses to Flemish Comics In the World

  1. sparehed says:

    There you go Рmystery solved. Thanks, Mieze ! For our international readers, here are the original names and their origins : Spirou (Spirou & Fantasio), Ast̩rix, a mouse from Maus, Tintin, a Smurf, Lucky Luke, de Rode Ridder (Red Knight), Nero, Superman, Astroboy, Gaston Lagaffe, Mortimer (from Blake & Mortimer) and Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes)

  2. mieze says:

    robbedoes, asterix, maus, kuifje, smurf, lucky luke, rode ridder, nero, superman astroboy,guust garfield, mortimer & calvin 🙂

  3. jacob lyon goddard says:

    is the cowboy Blueberry?

  4. Damn, I only don’t know the bearded guy at the end. Inbetween Garfield and Calvin, I’m not sure is it the one with the aviation and double bill, slightly retro future ligne claire … aaaah it’s on the tip of my tongue!

  5. dion-b says:

    Hello neighbour…
    ; )

  6. glorrb says:

    hmm, 12 out of 14. Not quite sure of the knight guy and his right neighbor..

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