Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Mind your back(s)!

Comic readers typically are nerds, obsessing over minute details of story lines, characters, specific panels while they could be solving crime. Quite often, comic readers are also book buyers, faithfully adding each episode of their favorite series to their shelves, … Continue reading

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Invisible Goldberg

In the end, there’s few things as satisfying to watch as a video of a Goldberg machine, that gloriously grand but totally useless type of contraption named after cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who delighted audiences with his zany inventions when comics … Continue reading

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Jeroom gladly gives you a headache

Flemish cartoonist and humorist Jeroom was able to add something totally different to his oeuvre when he unveiled the BMW racing car for which he designed the wrapping. Partly as a hommage to earlier designers of BMW art cars like … Continue reading

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Pif Magazine stamps

Contrary to popular belief, there are whole swaths in comics that I don’t know anything about. I’ve seen covers, I’ve heard names, but beyond that, nothing. Zilch. And I’m not talking about comics from faraway lands like China or Chili … Continue reading

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Vandenbroucke for Variety

While promoting his new book, Shady (his first one in eight years), Flemish painter and cartoonist Brecht Vandenbroucke also noted that in the past year he did a job for Variety Magazine, illustrating an article on the effect of the … Continue reading

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Mutants Out!

In a year when there’s more talk of mutants in your average newspaper than in the pages of Marvel comics, it’s good to see that Brian McFadden is keeping it real. (via The Nib, of course)

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I Remember Kochalka!

Sometimes I feel like the history of my comics reading habit is a battlefield strewn with the fallen that fought for my fickle attention, sometimes won my unbridled and absolute attention and love for a while (sometimes even longer) but … Continue reading

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Let the lambs loose!

Happy easter!

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Dickie moves!

Boerke (or Dickie, as he is known around the world, see also earlier), Flemish cartoonist Pieter De Poortere’s hapless hero celebrates his twentieth birthday!  To celebrate that glorious occasion, a new collection of strips was recently published full to the … Continue reading

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Subtlety hits hard

Compared to some of his previous ones, the latest New Yorker cover by regular contributor R. Kikuo Johnson may more subtle and subdued, but it also proves to be more poignant than ever. By simply isolating an Asian woman and … Continue reading

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