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Continuing on the comics-related candy theme, here’s a wonderful new box of Smurfs-shaped chocolates by Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus. They had been making these chocolates for a while, but now they have repackaged them in a beautiful gift tin in the … Continue reading
I’m on some kind of a diet for the moment. So I’m not at all surprised (even though I’m a bit miffed about it) that I see comics-branded sweets all over town now. But I still take pictures of them.
As regular readers of this here little blog will probably know by now, one of the more geeky aspects of my obsession with comics is the fact that I collect comics-themed post stamps. If you are too young to know … Continue reading
My friend Kris Berwouts lives in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo. He recentely posted these pictures, taken at a quite picturesque café called Chez Tintin. Judging from reviews on Geckogo, it’s not really the place-to-go for food, but the view … Continue reading
The lovely Jeffrey Brown has a new book out from Chronicle, a picture book about Darth Vader’s attempts at being a good dad. It’s a sweet book, thoroughly clashing with the Star Wars canon, but all the more recognizable for … Continue reading
In the above screenshot (click for a larger version), compare the text in the left screen (taken from a blogpost about Flemish illustrator Ray Gilles that I wrote in 2008) and the one in the right screen (taken from this … Continue reading
Herbert Chavez from the Philippines wants to be Superman. For the last 16 years, he’s been having plastic surgery procedure to more closely resemble the Man of Steel. Well, at least it’s not Barbie. Oh, and it turns out there’s … Continue reading
Sometimes you come across a T-shirt that really makes sense, such as this one from Threadless. (Thanks, Barbara)
When my parents were on holiday in Italy earlier this month, they spotted this wooden plaque outside a bar in Vernaza (Liguria). In my opinion, this looks too much like Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese to be a coincidence. Which only … Continue reading