Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

The Fall Of The Death Cult

In May, 2020 conceptual artist and educator Alexandro Segade published his 96-page graphic novel, The Context, a concept-heavy space opera steeped in super-hero lore featuring six powerful beings who somehow connect in a lifeless void. Borrowing elements from critical theory … Continue reading

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More Dope Rider!

In 2017 French publisher Tanibis presented a beautiful collection of cartoonist Paul Kirchner’s work (in English) as Awaiting the Collapse. The book contained all Dope Rider strips Kirchner created for High Times magazine, as well as some other comics and … Continue reading

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Le Chat A Paris

Starting Saturday, March 26, the Champs Elysées in Paris will be a veritable cat walk, hosting an exhibition of no less than twenty full-sized sculptures featuring Philippe Geluck’s Le Chat. On their Facebook page, the organising gallery Huberty-Breyne ran some … Continue reading

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Watch what you are saying

It’s been a while since I last posted something that made clever use of that most exemplary of comics-related glyphs, the speech bubble.  Flemish topical cartoonist Lectrr made this cartoon to accompany an opinion piece on the limitations on freedom … Continue reading

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Many panels: Horror Vacui

Ever since I came across his work in Instant Piano in the mid-90s, I’ve had a sweet spot for the frantic, neurotic narrative style used by Evan Dorkin, a style that is only matched by his frenetic tendency to fill … Continue reading

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The Brusseler, peike!

With The Brusseler (probably prononounced more like The Brusselair, I guess), the Brussels Maison de L’Image wants to pay tribute to the iconic covers of the equally iconic magazine, The New Yorker, by bringing together Belgian and international artists and illustrators … Continue reading

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How lazy can you get?

Batman: Damned is a three part miniseries by Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello, published in 2018-2019 as part of DC’s Black Label line, aimed at the discerning reader. It’s basically a bloated mess of pseudo-psychological blathering mixed with every esoteric … Continue reading

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No such thing as an accidental abduction

While perusing the comics page to the March 18 Washington Post, my eye fell on the above sequence. And I thought, is there a hidden message here? Are Price and Tatulli trying to tell us something? Is the news indeed … Continue reading

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Fiction is stranger than truth

In 1997, the creative team behind the Betty comic (Archie Comics) had a vision of Riverdale in 2021 that could be more close to the truth than they actually imagined. “So lucky”, indeed. (Copyright © 2017 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. … Continue reading

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Dynamite burns!

Quick question! Which of these four covers by Jacob Edgar for Dynamite Entertainment‘s not-at-all-inspired-by-DCeased-or-Marvel-Zombies crossover series event Die!namite are so outrageous that they were destroyed by Dynamite honcho Nick Baruchi? One tip – yes, it has to do with the … Continue reading

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