Monthly Archives: July 2013

Maltesers add ironic quips

These ads for Maltesers chocolates remind me of the comic strips advertisments that ran in newspapers in the 40’s and 50’s (and which are faithfully chronicled every Wednesday on Ger Apeldoorn’s fantastic The Fabulous Fifties blog), but with a contemporary, … Continue reading

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More Good Illustrations in the New York Times

After yesterday’s cool find of a new Tomine illo in the New York Times, Ephemerist agent Mike found two more good illos that appeared in the Times recently.  The first one is by Kristian Hammerstad and appeared in the Sunday … Continue reading

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Tomine & Sons

Earlier this week Adrian Tomine provided the illustration to a New York Times review of David Gilbert’s novel “& Sons”. (Thanks to Mike)

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First Class Stamps (2) – Tintin!

What better way to start this series than with my favorite comic character ever. Tintin, the quiffed one, has graced stamps from the post offices of his (and mine) native Belgium, France, the Netherlands and innumerable shadier issues (of which … Continue reading

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First class stamps (1)

As regular readers of this here little blog will probably know by now, one of the more geeky aspects of my obsession with comics is the fact that I collect comics-themed post stamps. If you are too young to know … Continue reading

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Cartoonists’ portraits

Chris Schweizer of the Crogan Adventures is currently doing a “Character a day” feature on his blog, which is quite nice, even though he tends to lean towards design in rather drab colors. While perusing his blog, though, I came … Continue reading

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Little Nemo by Bagge and Langridge

Alongside the IDW Little Nemo in Slumberland series be Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locust Moon Comics announced a new Little Nemo anthology at SDCC earlier thisweek, called Dream Another Dream. This volume will collect interpretations of Windsor McCay’s classic character by … Continue reading

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Superman and Calvin

Comic Book Resources has been running a surprising and entertaining feature lately, Comic Book Easter Eggs, chronicling cross-references and cheeky winks in comic books and graphic novels. In their most recent column, they list a few guest appearances of Bill … Continue reading

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Batman heels

They’re unhealthily high, they glitter and they treat Batman like The Dark Knight never happened.  But, hey, if this is not ephemeral, I don’t know what is. If you want a pair, head over to Etsy, which also pulls out … Continue reading

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Being a Superhero is expensive

Together with Samsung, Mashable has calculated how much it costs being a superhero. For five iconic Marvel and DC Comics characters (Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Spider-man and the Hulk), they added up the costs when they first started out, and the … Continue reading

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