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Category Archives: Life
On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Premonstratensian order, the (now defunct) Parc Abbey in Leuven opened its freshly restored rooms to the general public. It proved to be a strange look into what was … 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
Over the weekend, when life in Brussels was still ordinary, my friend Nick found this gem at a retrospective exhibition of the work ofÂ Jean-Claude GÃ¶tting at the Huberty & Breyne Gallery in our fair city. Even though GÃ¶tting’s style isn’t … Continue reading
Somehow I don’t think the indicia on this Polish truck (which passed me on the right at alarming speed only to almost slam in the traffic jam some 200 meters ahead of us) wereÂ authorised.
Italian illustrator and cartoonist Cristina Spano created this moving one-page comic for a very familiar-sounding story by Rebecca SchermÂ in the New York Times on how her cell phone company failed to actually store voicemail messages from her grandmother that she … Continue reading
By the timeÂ Â you read this, I’m on a train heading south for the comics cornucopia that is the Festival of AngoulÃªme. I’ll try to spot some nice ephemera along the way, but I’ll probably be too busy taking it all … Continue reading
Sometimes you find comics related art in the most unlikely of places. Just take this cover that Tony Millionaire created for the podcast Crybabies, featuring the sad, sad faces of hosts Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean. Incidentally, Crybabies is a … Continue reading
I had been thinking about how I could add anything to the current debate about the attack on Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, without echoing the many opinions and takes that had already been published all over the place. Yesterday, this … Continue reading
A couple of months ago (make that half a year, more like), I mentioned the statues that Ever Meulen designed for my home town. Since then two more statues have been added to the series, making it a total of … Continue reading
Recently Flemish chef extraordinaire Kobe Desramaults opened a new place in Ghent.Â Superette offers sandwiches and salads that are a little more down to earth than the culinary experiments he presents in his restaurant In De Wulf, but are nevertheless astoundingly … Continue reading