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Category Archives: Comics
As we speak, a number of brave and gracious souls are digging up old and forgotten newspapers comics from archives and microfilm collections, in order to keep them alive and available for posterity. That’s how I got to know and … Continue reading
During the late 1970s, when oil was still “hot”, the Smurfs were called upon by BP to promote a lot of their products. Some of the material seems to have been the result of a blind tracing experiment, some of … Continue reading
It’s that jolly bundle of lipstick and mascara and a hairdo that’s either a bird’s nest or a weeping willow depending on his general mood, it’s The Cure‘s very own Robert Smith! When photographed for one of those “Stars? Ha! … Continue reading
In the 1990s DC deemed their heroes’ costumes were up for a makeover. Superman got an all-blue body (or an all-red one, depending on which split. In the movies Batman’s suit got all black, and later all nipply and some … Continue reading
Let’s face it, there was no Angoulême Festival this year. All the well-willing press releases and online happenings couldn’t possibly make up for browsing around in the Nouveau Monde tent, getting into a scrap for a ticket in a dédicace … Continue reading
Kids love fruity candy. The Dutch love licorice. So if you are confectionary maker Van Melle and have a quite popular fruity chewy product, why not branch out and make a licoricy chewy counterpart? The result, Droptella, didn’t live long … Continue reading
It may seem odd to you, denizens of the wide world beyond our borders, but for us Belgians, it is quite normal to have a quite large model of the Destination Moon rocket in your front garden. After all, it … Continue reading
Some stories are very small; they hardly register as anecdotes. Yet at the same time, they imply lifetimes of pain and heartache and leave the reather with a sweet sense of nostalgia, having taking part in a familiar sadness but … Continue reading
In 1965 Horace Julian Bond was elected to the George House of Representatives but he was expelled because of his stance against the war in Vietnam. The next year the Supreme Court ruled in his favour and he served in … Continue reading