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All through his career, Hergé produced various advertising campaigns featuring his characters. They promoted everything from cars to margarine and washing detergent to cigars. With the international success of Tintin, these campaigns were mostly for international brands, but in the … Continue reading
Wilt, the 2016 album by Belgium’s finest lo-fi psychedelic countryrockers Red Rum Orchestra, is now on Spotify. That should be reason enough for a post. However, let’s just say that it also provides us with a nice opportunity to showcase … Continue reading
For a special edition of the participatory dance festival Bal Moderne later this month, Ever Meulen adapted the iconic poster he created for the series of Brussels events with a little exotic touch. I personally preferred the echos of Henri Matisse’s … Continue reading
With Tulips from Istanbul, the latest in the Spirou By spinoff series of Spirou and Fantasio adventures, Dutch cartoonist Hanco Kolk has created the first Spirou book that is quintessentially Dutch. For once, the original story is not in French, … Continue reading
Some 10 years ago (almost to the day even), I already showed that Tintin and cars is a complicated matter that does not involve a lot of brand loyalty. Still, French car maker Citroën seems to have had a special … Continue reading
In 1985, clear line powerhouse Ted Benoit (who sadly passed away last year), had already published his first Ray Banana graphic novel, Berceuse électrique, and was preparing the second one, Cité Lumière, for the next year (Benoit famously said that a book every year … Continue reading