Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Belgian comics for Belgian chocolate

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

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Red Rum Orchestra on Spotify

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

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Ever dances in Mumbai

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

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Robbedoes has Dutch roots

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

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Tintin drives a Citroen

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

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The wonders of modern photography

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

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Close but no comic

As with anything that can garner a loyal (if not fanatic) niche following, comics-related imagery are used on any item that even remotely has a collectible value. Case in point today, cigar bands. Often referred to (at least by me) … Continue reading

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