Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Bob De Groot draws you a story

Before he became the writer for long-running series like Robin Dubois, Léonard, Clifton and Lucky Luke, Belgian comics creator Bob De Groot was an artist in his own right. For French comics weekly Pilote he used to make short stories, … Continue reading

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Our Plague Year

On the website of Home, the centre for contemporary art, theatre, film and more in Manchester (UK), cartoonist and illustrator Nick Burton has been running a weekly comic for almost a year now that eerily (and probably quite purposefully) coincides … Continue reading

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Ils sont fous, les Anglais

I feel like I’m reposting stuff these days that may be strange or new to me, but is probably common knowledge in other parts of the world. Take this little titbit here, that I came across during (another) Facebook thrawl. … Continue reading

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Call it satire, but don’t call it good

In 2001 Danish artist Ole Ahlberg joined the ranks of those who thought they could do what they wanted with Tintin and the rest of Hergé’s creations: he got sued by Moulinsart. But contrary to what would be expected, he … Continue reading

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A winter like no other

It takes a special kind of cartoonist to combine record levels of snow with a general advice to keep wearing masks to battle the spread of Covid-19 and the hint of hope that vaccination may provide, presented with a bright, … Continue reading

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Sticky Maltese

While doing a late-night thrawl through Facebook (a very unhealthy habit, I know) I came across this little curiosity. Before Corto Maltese became one of the ultimate cult heroes of serious comics aficionadoes the world over, in the late 70s … Continue reading

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This is tough, indeed

In the most recent installment of the Drawn to MoMA series, Ben Passmore tells a tale of disconnect, and of life imitating art imitating life talking about it. This is tough, indeed. While you’re there, also check out previous contributions … Continue reading

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Benoit in the New Yorker

I’m not much of a patriot, I’m afraid. My guess is that I’ll give a half-baked whoop when one of my fellow countrymen and -women excels like somebody from Chicago would when somebody else from the windy city makes it … Continue reading

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Who Read Comics (New Formula!)

We are back in August 1967, the Summer of Love, and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are boarding a plane at Heathrow. Keen eyes will have noticed that Faithfull is not clutching some beauty mag that … Continue reading

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Diseases are sexy (but so are the cures)

In order to raise awareness about diseases with young people and pop culture fans, in 2019 the Taiwan Centre for Disease Control asked a number of local comic artists and illustrators to contribute to a calendar that featured personifications of … Continue reading

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