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Monthly Archives: May 2010
When my parents were on holiday in Italy earlier this month, they spotted this wooden plaque outside a bar in Vernaza (Liguria). In my opinion, this looks too much like Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese to be a coincidence. Which only … Continue reading
As I said in my previous post, at the Belgian Pavillion at the World Expo in Shanghai, comics are presented as one of the key parts of Belgian culture and Belgium’s contribution to the world. Hergé is listed among the … Continue reading
As I mentioned earlier on the Forbidden Planet Blog, the hosts of the Belgian pavillion at the current World Expo in Shanghai, China are the Smurfs. My wife and her brother recently had the opportunity to visit the Expo, and … Continue reading
If you want to find out what’s the deal with this thing called “larping”, or had never heard of it but are strangely intrigued, head over to the British cartoon powerhouse Team Dynamite Lazer Beam’s Livejournal pages. He (she ? … Continue reading
Jeff Smith’s endearingly down-to-earth character, Smiley Bone, is the star of the latest campaign by the American Library Association to get kids to read. You can buy posters and bookmarks featuring this original art from ALA. (via Robot 6)
This very cool series of ads for the Panamerica School of Art and Design have a very clear message, and they invite the viewer to interact and do better. And what’s more, they even imply a certain level of narrative … Continue reading
It looks like Samsung has found the ultimate tool to keep Bruce Banner from changing into the Hulk. This campaign also has a similar ad featuring a werewolf. That fact, and the complete absence of any copyright statement, may well … Continue reading
In 1987 the National Association for Children of Alcoholics created a series of posters to alert children of alcoholic parents that they are not alone, and to invite them to seek counseling. The posters features classic Marvel comics characters, like … Continue reading
It would seem that these days spinach alone wouldn’t cut it anymore for Popeye. According to commercial artist Dennis Zilber, that is. (via Abduzeedo)
In a surreal twist on paper-scissors-stone, this campaign by Mayo Draft FCB from Peru offers good advice for all artists among us. And it looks good. (via ADPunch)