Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Those Pesky Nepo Babies

It’s 2023 and suddenly nepotism seems to be all around. It seems like there’s a whole bunch of talented people who also have parents! That are also talented! Even in comics this is rampant, as this cartoon from the New … Continue reading

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The truth about Markovia

I guess this message is well past it’s sell-by date, but just to make a point, I’d like to present to you : Markovia has been doing all right, even without Batman’s help. In Batman And The Outsiders #1 (1983), … Continue reading

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Broken Promise

There’s a Batman blockbuster with oodles of marketing money, and then there’s Stephen Trumble who goes ahead and creates a great Batman animated short all on his own (ok, with some pretty good voice talent). Broken Promise features two of … Continue reading

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Shoe gazing helps when social distancing

The pandemic may slowly be on its way to be a thing of the past (at least in Europe), but you do still find them around: floor stickers reminding you to keep 1.5 meters apart in shops and other venues … Continue reading

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Dem Bones ain’t movin’ yet

Netflix seems to be doing not that well : stocks are dropping, subscribers are leaving, things are bad. Which in turn means that costs are getting cut, and productions here and there are axed. Among them the animated series project … Continue reading

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Super board games!

Earlier this month I visited the Fumetto comics festival in Luzern, Switzerland. One of the main items on the agenda was an exhibition by Peter Poplaski on the 20th Century super-hero and his precursors, relation to classical pantheons and appearances … Continue reading

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Yoko Ono Cartoonist

Last week I dragged a few good friends along with me to the Yoko Ono retrospective in the amazing new Chipperfield wing in the Z├╝rich Kunsthaus. It was an interesting, funny and moving exhibition, mainly focusing on Ono’s work as … Continue reading

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Thank you for waiting

While en route to a client meeting near the Gare du Nord in Brussels, I noticed a rather peculiar use of comics. Near one of the many pedestrian stop lights, somebody had posted the February, 2022 edition of the Gazette … Continue reading

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Evens Mural is History

Since the current owner of the Oever building on the Antwerp Steenhouwersvest has torn down / is tearing down the wall that has sported Brecht Evens‘s wonderful mural for more than ten years, it’s a good thing I made pictures … Continue reading

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Superheroes offer support

Rode Neuzendag is an annual awareness in Flanders, focusing on specific aspects of health and well-being. This year the spotlight was on the effect the corona pandemic has had on our mental health, and especially with childeren and young adults, … Continue reading

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