Category Archives: Music

Chvrches animated by Jamie McKelvie

I’ve just finished reading Phonogram by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen and I’m pretty sure this must be the best comic I have ever seen to express the finesses and idiosyncrasies of music fandom, or rather, music nerddom. The idea of … Continue reading

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Comics quoting from the future

It’s most probably my personal idiosyncratic frame of reference, but off late I’ve noticed at least two classic Franco-belgian comics featuring characters that are blatant references to real people, except that those people were still children at best at the … Continue reading

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Jeff Buckley’s infinite canvas

For official video to the Dylan cover Just Like A Woman, from the recent, posthumous Jeff Buckley compilation LP, You And I, production houses Blind and Interlude collaborated to create a genuine interactive streaming comic book. While the music is playing, you can click on … Continue reading

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Brecht Evens for Altavoz

Flemish comics Wunderkind Brecht Evens came up with this wonderful sleeve design for the first album by French retro-psychedelic folk jazz combo, Altavoz. Thank God for the sheer size of vinyl…

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Cash by Lasky

To celebrate International Cash Day (or, the birthday of the Man in Black) on February 26, Seattle radio KEXP invited cartoonist David Lasky to create a short strip about 1968, possibly the most consequential year in Johnny Cash‘s life. One … Continue reading

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Sean has a thing for David

Writer Sean T. Collins not only wrote one of the most gripping David Bowie comics ever, he also turns out to be a major collector of Bowie themed cartoonist art. Collected at festivals between 2008 and 2010, the gallery features some 103 … Continue reading

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More Ever in 3D

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

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Sammy for Billy

Cartoonist Sammy Harkham created the artwork for the new album by Bonnie Prince Billy, Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues. And splendourful it is!

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Lint became an Opera

Sometimes things happen in your back yard, and you need somebody on the other side of the globe to bring your attention to it. A couple of years ago, Belgian composer Walter Hus has created an opera based on Chris … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen in 3D

The city where I live played quite an important role in the history of rock music in Belgium, and music festivals in particular. From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1981, Jazz Bilzen was one of the most … Continue reading

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