Author Archives: Wim Lockefeer

Who read comics, the far-out version

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

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Stamps of interest 2022 – Belgium

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

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Look back to the labyrinth

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

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Murder covers

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

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You are the part you play (also, Batman)

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

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Stanislas = Mr. Hergé

(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

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Crossing the streams, Tintin style

(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

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The Dostojewsky Roundabout

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

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Walk a mile in Michel’s shoes

For the second year in a row French sneaker brand Caval is presenting an exclusive limited edition based on the long-running racing BD Michel Vaillant, coinciding with the release of the latest album in the series, Pikes Peak. This time, the … Continue reading

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January 10, 2016

For a precious few dates in my life, I can exactly pinpoint where I was at the time. I still remember sitting in an ill-lit room, doing integration tests before a big software release. We largely played music that day. … Continue reading

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