Category Archives: Comics

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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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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Tintin Rocks (Or “Rocked”)

In December, 2017 French heavy metal band Shinray decided to shake up some social buzz by recording a rocking version of the theme to the classic Tintin cartoons. In their video, they dressed up as the characters from the cartoon … Continue reading

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December 8, 1980

People my age will probably always remember this date as the day the sixties finally died, and the world lost some (a lot) of its innocence. John Lennon, late of the Beatles and one of the major figureheads of late … Continue reading

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It’s the comics that’s the problem!

Just like social media and the iPad these days, Pokémon and Heavy Metal and horror movies before that, comic books are at the root of all that’s wrong with kids. I wouldn’t know what’s wrong with kids, but even Socrates … Continue reading

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Now that’s what I call ephemeral (also, stamps)

I’ve writtten before (quite a lot, actually) about collecting stamps about comics, and I’ve written about counterfeit stamps, fake stamps, satirical stamps and collectibles looking like stamps, but this is going one step further. Turns out in 1964 comic artist … Continue reading

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