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Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer
Turns out it’s the same in English as in French. Who knew? (Ideotic Eureka Moment, hat tip to Frank Skinner)
In 1970 Italian photographer Fausto Giaconni was in London and heard about the Isle of Whight festival. He went there and focused on the gathering, rather than the performance. His photographs went on to chronicle the great youth gathering of … Continue reading
In 2022 we celebrate the 100th birthday of Flemish cartoonist (and bonafide legend) Marc Sleen, as well as the 75th of his most famous creation, Nero. Two very good reasons for the Belgian Post Office to issue two stamps commemorating … Continue reading
Every year the Belgian town of Durbuy turns a corn field into a labyrinth that takes you on a journey past various short plays and sketches, games and puzzles. Each edition has its own theme, and in 2005 everything was … Continue reading
In 2016 Dutch gothic Wunderkind Erik Kriek published In The Pines, a collection of short stories inspired by classic murder ballads, songs about murder, unrequited love and betrayal, all rendered with heavy swatches of black and only one extra colour. … Continue reading
I’m not too proud to shamelessly steal stuff from Facebook or Reddit (or, as it turns out, Boing Boing), and when it’s a piece of meta ephemera, a right click is quickly made. Here we have an actor who, apparently, … Continue reading
(edit – added two more book covers, thanks to Darko) When there’s a subject that still grips a rather large market, but a certain party blocks any use of visual material of that subject, it pays off to have already … Continue reading
(edit – updated info on the two cameos in panel 1, thanks to Darko and Paul) Thanks to the French comics news site ActuaBD, we now know that even American creators know their classics. In this short comic from Fantastic … Continue reading
Late last year visual wizard Dave McKean posted this wonderful little circle comic on his Twitter. It originally ran in the New York Times, on the occasion of the great Russian’s 200th birthday. Indicentally, McKean’s website is like a tumble … Continue reading