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Category Archives: Music
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!
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
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
Spruit was a monthly comics magazine that ran in the early 1970’s. It was published by the visual design and art collective Ercola in Antwerp and was clearly influenced by American underground comic books. I’ve managed to track down three … Continue reading
In France everything is comics, and comics is everything. As is proven again by this splendid booklet, added to the French release of Pulp’s single Common People in 1995 in lieu of a lyrics sheet. It is a short comic … Continue reading
Not only has Nick Lowe created one of the very few new Christmas songs that are not pure novelty and irony (and still manage a satisfactory amount of tongue-in-cheek), the official video to Christmas At The Airport was created by … Continue reading
In 1976 Humo Magazine sent a very young Kamagurka out to interview the great Frank Zappa before his concert in Vorst Nationaal (Brussels). By way of preparation, Kama had prepared a comic, but he had left all the dialog balloons … Continue reading
Paul Hornschemeier, probably the smartest cartoonist around, made the cover for The Power Of Patrician Upbringing, the new album by Chicago hard rock combo Fake Limbs. It is as muted as the music is raucous. The Power of Patrician Upbringing by … Continue reading
Mauricio Abril created an original Batman story with over 200 black and white panels, set to the sound of Muse’s Knights Of Cydonia. It’s an incredible feat, and the story follows the song’s rhythm and mood changes in an amazing … Continue reading